The first 6 members of the USA Track & Field team were named this weekend at the Olympic Marathon Trials. The day was hot and the races were intense. I dug into the finishing times and places a bit.
Allowing gambling on Olympic track was only approved by the Las Vegas Gambling Control Board last year. We are still a ways away from having betting stations in Hayward Field . What the hell? Why don’t we have prop bets for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in L.A. this weekend? Screw it, we will come up with our own. Joe and I will bet with each other and enjoy the race that way. Anyone want to join? How do we make this official? Who do we call? Trump?!
Working on my endurance is key and building that threshold to consistently run at a good clip for an extended amount of time, just benefits me and gets that marathon pace closer in reach. As the weeks have come and gone, I’ve found myself feeling that tired feeling, the leg heaviness, the soreness, the breakthroughs, the time dropping, the muscle definition, the need to buy clothes that fit now, and the excruciating hangry and fungry moments as I want to eat all the time.
We are just over two weeks away from determining who will represent the US in the marathon at the Rio Olympics. Over 400 men and women have earned the right to line up and race in Los Angeles on February 13th. Predications have started to fly out (I’ll be making mine the week of the race). Experience vs. energized youth. The up and comers vs. the old guard.
Running, hell walking, 26.2 miles is tough. For many, completing a marathon is a badge of honor. For British fitness and adventure enthusiast, Ross Edgely, the thought of running straight for 26.2 miles wasn’t enough of a challenge. Instead, he decided to add some weight to his race – 3,200 pounds worth.
The Naples Half Marathon was one a hand handful of races where athletes could get a shot at qualifying with a quality field of other runners. The trials are 4 weeks away so this is also a good weekend for runners that have already qualified to get in one more hard race effort before toeing the line in LA on Feb 13th