I've been out of the country a lot recently (and purposefully not doing anything online) so this post is meant to tie up some loose ends, get myself caught up a bit, and try to get the ball rolling on this again.
I had a great trip to Italy with my wife. Here's a public photo album where you can see a 20-photo review of our trip.
I'll get back on the horse again soon, I promise, but in the meantime, here are some links I recommend checking out.
- Alan Webb runs 3:46.91 to break Steve Scott's US mile record (3:47.69)! He also has the fastest 1500m time in the world this year (3:30.54). Here's an interviewnice commentary on his accomplishment by Amby Burfoot at Runner's World. he does after the race with Flotrack, and a
- I'm glad to hear Alberto Salazar is doing well after his recent heart attack. (Amby Burfoot provides a nice update on his progress in the above piece on Alan Webb.) I had the opportunity to speak with Salazar a little at the PAC-10 Championships earlier this year and he was very kind. I wish him the best in his recovery.
- Chris Solinsky ran a 7:36.90 3000m race in England, confirming my belief that he belongs in the discussion when we talk about the best US distance runners. I bet he runs around 13:10 when he runs the 5k this upcoming weekend.
- Tyson Gay can't shake the mumblings that he's on drugs. Honestly, he never will. Not with Gatlin and Montgomery being caught using them. I hope he's clean and continues to run well, but he needs to just continue to focus on what he can prove--that he's the fastest athlete in the world--and not on what he can't prove--that he's clean. If he continues to test negative throughout his career, history will be on his side.
- And of course there is a lot going on with Oscar Pistorius, but I'll get to that in a separate post later.
Happy running, all, and I look forward to hearing from you