Using Greer's senior season is a non-factor in this discussion. He had mono is senior year...
Oh? wrote:Underrated wrote:Difference is that people thought Brazier would run faster than he did in HS, and now faster in his freshman year than people thought he would. Both big stories for different reasons.
Seriously why aren't people talking about this. 1:49.8 is fantastic, but 1:47.95 is insane. I hate comparing Sean to Brazier, but both their 800 times and mile times from their senior year are very similar.
I think they are both running the mile at Brooks PR next week. Honestly with 1:47.95 speed, a time of 4:00 or 4:01 is not out of the question. I don't want to jinx anything....but maybe another "lowkey" sub 4?????????
I'd say Sean Torpy is more similar to Elijah Greer (1:47.68 as a junior, 3:49 for 1500m as a senior).
I agree with his philosophy, all of it.
Jay Johnson wrote:
I'm fortunate that Coach O'Malley has shared his outdoor track training with https://highschoolrunningcoach.com/
The following document is for members only, but it seems important to share it for free here.
Check out #4 on the document - "Our feet move fast every day."
If more American HS coaches adopted this there would no doubt be more sub 1:50 male 800m runners. Yes, the twins he coaches are special, but - in my humble opinion - there is often a disconnect between building the aerobic engine and having a great neuromuscular system. If you're a HS coach out there, perhaps you should as yourself - "It's July 1st - are my athletes moving their feet fast every day, given that school starts in 6-7 weeks?"
If you want to listen a podcast with Coach O'Malley, check out this short podcast.
Again, so lucky that Coach O'Malley was willing to share all of his outdoor track training with HSRC. Thank you John!