Shelby Houlihan 14:23 American Record Bonus Podcast

July 17, 2020

Below is a bonus edition of the weekly Track Talk podcast (subscribe here).

Shelby Houlihan joined us after she lowered her American 5000m record to 14:23.92 .

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She discusses her American record run, training during COVID at altitude, her plans for the rest of the season and more including some 1,500 and yes 10,000m and shoe tlak. Plus, who is the best cook and poker player in the Bowerman Track Club?

Talking specifically about why she still races in a shoe from 2013 (the Nike Victory 2) when updated models are available, she said:

I’ve definitely heard all of the selling points. Everyone is trying to sell me on them. And I’m very stubborn, like in that way where everyone wants me to do it, so I’m not going to do it. I like what I wear, and it’s working for me, so I don’t want to change it. …I don’t want someone tweeting about, oh, is it because she was wearing the shoes? I’m like, I’m just gonna nip that in the bud right now: no. It’s not because I was wearing the shoes. I did that myself.

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