Strange and questionable wrote:
I do not have any 'insider' dope, but would have to believe this was a hard workout (she checked her watch multiple times in first 1/2 mile) and certainly not an all out effort.
Why would she check her watch in the first half mile???
And why would her checking her watch lead you to conclude the type of effort she was making???
Because if her coach did indeed instruct her on how to approach the race (do you believe they didn't have a race plan?) with say, 'Go out in 5:20/5:20 and then run how you feel the last mile', how else could she follow coaches directive without looking at her watch? At the 1/2 mile mark she had tops 8 - 10 seconds on the field, indicating she was running well within herself as her margin of victory equated to a run at 23 seconds per 1/2 mile faster than the next fastest girl in the field. Somewhere later in the race (after Cardiac as the article says) with all the hard stuff out of the way, she felt good and finished strong. A progression run?
Wow, a careful, logical, well-supported analysis, backed up by actual *evidence.*
Are you sure you're in the right place?
Seriously, nice antidote to the dip-sh*t morons calling her and her coach *liars,* without any basis whatsoever.