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2022 RunBlogRun, Recovery Week 1, Day 5: Take it easy!

The Dream Mile is one of the most important mile races each year. Held at the Oslo Bislett Games, the meet directors bring in the finest fields. This year, they brought in Ollie Hoare, winner of Millrose mile, Jake Wightman, winner of Rabat DL 1,500m, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, winner of Sound Running 5000m.

In Oslo last night, Jakob ran 3:46.64, the fast mile in 21 years!

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins the Dream Mile! photo by Diamond League AG

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2022 Summer Recovery Weeks, Week 1, Day 1: Take it easy!

This is the beginning of our two-three week recovery time. The idea is to get a physical, mental, and spiritual break. Read books, take naps, goof off, get outside and enjoy nature.

The workouts will be 3 days a week, and you will have an option of doing something like walking or bike riding to get you moving.

Some have asked me about racing during this time. Truth is, if you rest this week, racing this weekend would be spectacular, but please take 2-3 weeks off from racing!

Each day, we will have an inspirational story for you.

Today is Devon Allen. Devon is a two-time Olympian at the 110-meter hurdles, and he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Devon was working out Monday-Thursday on football practice, getting bashed and fit, and then track workouts, Friday-Saturday. About three weeks ago, Devon got COVID, stopped workouts, rested ten days, and then, on Sunday, June 12, 2022, won the 110m hurdles against World Champion Grant Holloway, in WL 12.84, his PB and #3 time EVER in the world!

Rest is important!

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Devon Allen, NY Grand Prix, June 12, 2022, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

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WCH Oregon22 and ASICS announce mass participation 5K race at World Athletics Championships

Well, the WCH Oregon 22 is coming together. Today they announced a 5k mass participation run in Eugene during the World Championships. ASICS is the footwear and apparel sponsor of World Athletics.

This event should be a lot of fun and is a great addition to the World Championships. We encourage all who can to participate.

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Hayward Field, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

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GREGOREK, RODENFELS CAPTURE B.A.A. INVITATIONAL MILE TITLES By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2022 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission. 

The BAA Elite Miles has been a fixture for a decade if my memory serves me well. This year, Johnny Gregorek and Annie Rosenfels won the elite miles and David Monti and Jane Monti, of Race Results Weekly, were there to cover it. Oh, and they kept the tropies in the commonwealth of Massechuesetts as well! We use RRW, as always, with their permission.

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Johnny Gregorek wins the BAA elite mile! photo by Jane Monti / Race Results Weekly, used with permission

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Annie Rosefels takes an oh so close win! photo by Jane Monti, Race Results Weekly/ used with permission

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USATF Bermuda Games,  National Sports Centre, Devonshire (BER) – 9/4/2022, complete results from World Athletics

This is the complete results from the USATF Bermuda Games, the first Continental Tour gold medal event in 2022. The big story, per TV, and athletes, were the crazy winds that reach up to 11 miles an hour.



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Athletics Chat, Episode 91, the Epilogue Clip

RunBlogRun presents

Athletics Chat,

Episode 91 the Epilogue Clip

In the Epilogue, Larry Eder gives his synopsis of Episode 91, in his own words.

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Katie Nageotte, Sandi Morris, Tina Sutej, 2022 World Indoor Champs Pole Vault, photo by Getty Images for World Athletics

Find all of our Socialing The Distance interview series here: https://bit.ly/34czL0e

Find all of our Athletics Chat episodes here: https://bit.ly/2GkVoDD

Find all of our Conversations with Larry here: https://bit.ly/30io2vY

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DIGGS RACES TO NCAA 400 TITLE; CHEERS REVERBERATE AROUND THE NATION

Elliott Denman has written on the sport of track & field for over 60 years. We have been fortunate to have him publish pieces with us for 32 years. This piece was sent to RunBlogRun today, telling the story of Talitha Diggs, the new NCAA Indoor 400m champion.

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Talitha Diggs, 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

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RunBlogRun presents Socialing The Distance,  Featuring Katie Follett, Brooks sponsored athlete

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

Featuring Katie Follett,

Brooks sponsored athlete

Katie Follett is an original, founding member of the Brooks Beasts. She has now moved back to Colorado, and is training while juggling a newborn son, Joshua with her husband. Katie was one of few athletes who qualified in 2016 in the 800m, 1,500m and 5000m. In 2018, Katie made the World Indoor team at 3,000 meters, finishing in the top ten in Birmingham.

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Katie Follett, photo from Katie Follett’s instagram

Way back in 2013, Katie Follett won the 3000m in the Stockholm DL, one of the first Americans to ever do that. Katie is a fearless competitor, and her optimism shines through this entire interview. I have missed her countenance, and am happy to catch up with her. Oh, one more thing, don’t miss Cait Chock’s superb piece on Katie, right here: https://www.runblogrun.com/2022/01/katie-follett-and-a-new-kind-of-redemption.html

One more thing. I asked Katie what event she really wanted to run again, and she said, the 1,500 meters, of course!

Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/follettkb

Katie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/follettkb/

Brooks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brooksrunning

Brooks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brooksrunning/

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2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 7, Day 1

We are beginning week seven. You are starting to feel like you are getting into shape. We will be increasing the repetitions for a couple more weeks, and then, we will begin to fine-tune your training.

Make sure that you warm up well, take the time, stretch out the big muscle groups, listen to your body, know when you are pushing it, know that you are trying to manage racing stress, cool down gently.

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Racing at Boston University, February 12, 2022, photo by Joe Hale /JKH Photo

Your workout for today: Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown

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