Gotta bee wrote:
Pace wasn't that slow. He's not in great speed shape or aerobic shape. But he was in the middle of the race with very good competition, so this is just fine and he probably will run 1:45 in another month or so. I'm not really optimistic about this year for him or his current group, however. When you run 1:42.93 and have improved around ten seconds with that coach in four years, I don't think you ought to mess with it.
That coach then proceeded to injury him and probably cost him at least a medal last year too so
Murphy was indeed hurt at the Nationals by trying that double in the extreme heat. Eventually he decided to just have the surgery. He'll be fine and back to form well in time for Tokyo. People need to relax. All of the Murphy haters here (same bunch who hate Rupp and dislike Centro) are guys who can't even run a sub 5 1500. But that's life at kuk central on LR.