I couldn’t sleep Friday night time as a result of I used to be so excited for a very simple 7.5 miles (65 overall for the week) @ 8:43 tempo after which to observe the rigors with my pals.
I want this came about each Saturday morning. I’ve some ideas and questions, however they’re jumbled, so right here we cross:
*It’s superb how relatable the professionals are…. Sure, Connor and Clayton are working 4 mins in line with mile quicker than me, however observing them lend a hand each and every different, the high-fives, the phrases of encouragement… We get it. I’ve had many races/workout routines the place the similar factor came about with my pals and me, and you understand how particular that bond is. I beloved observing it.
*Jared’s interview later on the place he were given emotional… This sort of magnificence act. He needed to drop from the race because of a excessive hamstring harm, however his pleasure for his teammates used to be touching.
*Used to be that blood on Fiona O’Keeffe’s bib?? Are you able to consider it being your FIRST marathon after which profitable the Olympic Trials?! The Olympic Trials report for the ladies used to be 2:24:38 (Shalane’s report), and O’Keeffe took 2:28 off that point for her first marathon. She ran a 5:09 mile at mile 25!
*Why do you assume Clayton had Connor win? Is there one thing with Connor perhaps incomes extra for 1st? I do know they selected to tie and cut up the profits in a single race, so I virtually ponder whether one thing like that came about. Is it as a result of Connor helped Clayton get to this degree and pulled him? Used to be Clayton fearful that Connor wouldn’t end with out him as a result of he used to be hurting? Or used to be it as a result of Connor has executed that for Clayton in a special race? From the whole lot I learn about those two guys, they’re as healthy and superb because it will get. They love their households, are truthful, and paintings extremely arduous. Those are the type of folks I would like my youngsters to seem as much as.
*Every other Utahn that I like:
*I beloved studying that Dakota Lindwurm used to be a department 2 walk-on athlete, after which she took THIRD for the ladies within the Olympic Trials.
*After taking 4th position in 2020, I used to be so glad for Leonard Korir. Do we expect he’ll have the ability to cross to Paris? I believe terrible for Zach Panning after he led the race for goodbye and fell at the back of within the ultimate miles.
*My center broke for such a lot of, however particularly for Sara Corridor. She has labored for such a lot of years to get on an Olympic crew, and at 40 years previous, she used to be simply 35 seconds at the back of third position. It used to be her highest placement within the Olympic Trials, which is beautiful unbelievable, and she or he set a brand new Girls’s Masters US report.
*MY FRIEND (at the some distance proper) TOOK 12TH AT THE OLYMPIC TRIALS! She used to be seeded twenty fourth going into the race. I’m so glad for her and will’t wait to have a good time along with her in Spain (she is coming too)!
*I’m baffled why such a lot of folks didn’t assume Clayton Younger would end within the most sensible 3?! He used to be principally chit-chatting to Connor within the ultimate 400-meter stretch. I like that he embraced the underdog mentality and didn’t let that hang him again.
*I in reality need to check out the Puma footwear that Fiona used to be dressed in!
*I will be able to depend on you to inform me about any excellent podcasts that pop out about any of the athletes.
*Dakota’s red and orange colour combo is my purpose for a race this 12 months.
*Clayton’s good thought of switching hats and conserving the foundations… they had been in his water bottles!
*What’s mistaken with me…. Observing all of them harm so unhealthy in any case made me excited to do it myself in 13 days.
The meals we ate whilst we watched used to be one more reason it used to be any such excellent morning.
*I want you to make this candy potato and bacon hash dish. It used to be tremendous easy, too!
Additionally, the Pecan Kringle from TJ’s reigns excellent over some other Kringles. I used to be skeptical, however it gained.
On Saturday, we went to a UVU basketball sport:
Iciness confirmed up once more:
After all, it could be foolish for all the youngsters to be unwell on the identical time… we adore to attract illness out for so long as we will be able to. Deficient man had a coarse Sunday.
Please give me your ideas at the trials!
What used to be the most productive factor you ate over the weekend?
Had illness in your home this wintry weather?
Will you be observing the tremendous bowl on Sunday? Brooke needs to understand who you might be cheering for (she is all concerning the 49ers).