800m coach wrote:
Can Flanagan go that pace for very long? 1500?
As NOP Skeptic points out above, 14:35 5000 pace = 8:45 3000 pace. Shalane ran an 8:43 indoors in January, so it is possible she could pace
Houlihan through 3000, especially if someone else makes sure they start well.
At Nationals, Frerichs said Houlihan had been killing it in practice last year, but couldn't figure out how to duplicate her times in races. It looks like she has figured it out.