I couldn’t sleep Friday evening as a result of I used to be so excited for a simple 7.5 miles (65 whole for the week) @ 8:43 tempo after which to look at the trials with my pals.
I want this occurred each Saturday morning. I’ve some ideas and questions, however they’re jumbled, so right here we go:
*It’s superb how relatable the professionals are…. Sure, Connor and Clayton are operating 4 minutes per mile quicker than me, however watching them assist one another, the high-fives, the phrases of encouragement… We get it. I’ve had many races/exercises the place the identical factor occurred with my pals and me, and you understand how particular that bond is. I liked watching it.
*Jared’s interview afterward the place he received emotional… Such a category act. He needed to drop from the race as a consequence of a excessive hamstring damage, however his pleasure for his teammates was touching.
*Was that blood on Fiona O’Keeffe’s bib?? Are you able to think about it being your FIRST marathon after which successful the Olympic Trials?! The Olympic Trials document for the ladies was 2:24:38 (Shalane’s document), 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 suppose Clayton had Connor win? Is there one thing with Connor possibly incomes extra for 1st? I do know they selected to tie and break up the earnings in a single race, so I nearly marvel if one thing like that occurred. Is it as a result of Connor helped Clayton get to this stage and pulled him? Was Clayton nervous that Connor wouldn’t end with out him as a result of he was hurting? Or was it as a result of Connor has accomplished that for Clayton in a unique race? From every little thing I learn about these two guys, they’re as healthful and superb because it will get. They love their households, are sincere, and work extremely exhausting. These are the form of folks I need my youngsters to look as much as.
*One other Utahn that I like:
*I liked studying that Dakota Lindwurm was a division 2 walk-on athlete, after which she took THIRD for the ladies within the Olympic Trials.
*After taking 4th place in 2020, I used to be so comfortable for Leonard Korir. Do we predict he’ll be capable to go to Paris? I really feel horrible for Zach Panning after he led the race for thus lengthy and fell behind within the ultimate miles.
*My coronary heart broke for thus many, however particularly for Sara Corridor. She has labored for thus a few years to get on an Olympic staff, and at 40 years previous, she was simply 35 seconds behind third place. It was her finest placement within the Olympic Trials, which is fairly unbelievable, and he or she set a brand new Ladies’s Masters US document.
*MY FRIEND (on the far proper) TOOK 12TH AT THE OLYMPIC TRIALS! She was seeded twenty fourth going into the race. I’m so comfortable for her and might’t wait to rejoice together with her in Spain (she is coming too)!
*I’m baffled why so many individuals didn’t suppose Clayton Younger would end within the high 3?! He was principally chit-chatting to Connor within the ultimate 400-meter stretch. I really like that he embraced the underdog mentality and didn’t let that maintain him again.
*I actually need to attempt the Puma footwear that Fiona was sporting!
*I’ll depend on you to inform me about any good podcasts that come out about any of the athletes.
*Dakota’s pink and orange colour combo is my purpose for a race this yr.
*Clayton’s sensible concept of switching hats and preserving the foundations… they have been in his water bottles!
*What’s mistaken with me…. Watching all of them damage so unhealthy in the long run made me excited to do it myself in 13 days.
The meals we ate whereas we watched was another excuse it was such a great morning.
*I want you to make this candy potato and bacon hash dish. It was tremendous easy, too!
Additionally, the Pecan Kringle from TJ’s reigns supreme over another Kringles. I used to be skeptical, however it received.
On Saturday, we went to a UVU basketball recreation:
Winter confirmed up once more:
After all, it might be foolish for all the youngsters to be sick on the identical time… we like to attract illness out for so long as we are able to. Poor man had a tough Sunday.
Please give me your ideas on the trials!
What was the perfect factor you ate over the weekend?
Had illness in your own home this winter?
Will you be watching the tremendous bowl on Sunday? Brooke desires to know who you’re cheering for (she is all concerning the 49ers).