The CHill Zone of T&F: Conway's View From the Finish Line

Lessons Learned From Women’s Day in Rome

May 31st, 2012
3:52 pm PDT

The results are in, and after watching the Rome leg of the Diamond League I think I learned a few things. Prefontaine is only two days away, so things could change a bit over the next 48 hours. Results of the meet can be found here, so without going into each and every race and result, here are my thoughts on what happened in Rome Read More...

Rome to Begin 10 Hot Days of T&F

May 30th, 2012
7:31 am PDT

The US Olympic Trials begin in just a few weeks - June 22 to be exact - with several other national Trials around the same time period. Assuming that most athletes will want to rest award of the big meet, the next couple of weeks are going to be critical competitively, for most athletes as they prepare for their first “peak” of the season Read More...

Hot Weekend After Ostrava

May 27th, 2012
10:03 pm PDT

This weekend was a reminder that this support is not always as predictable as we like top think it is. For example, the hot meet was supposed to be in Ostrava. After all that was the meet with all the "names" - Bolt, VCB, Spearmon, Merritt, and Semenya among others .But as the sun is beginning to set, things got hot after Ostrava - mostly by what appears to be a budding youth movement this season Read More...

Back to Code for Some After Ostrava

May 25th, 2012
3:38 pm PDT

Well, that wasn’t quite what I expected! Let’s start with the obvious, Usain Bolt (JAM) 10.04 - the slowest 100 meter final of Bolt’s professional career! That’s what I said. He ran 10.03 (0.7) in Rethymno in  his pro debut at the distance in 2007. Then opened up in Spanish Town in Mar ‘08 at 10 Read More...

Ostrava Preview

May 23rd, 2012
9:42 am PDT

The early spring was very quiet this year as many top level athletes extended their "base" training well past April. While it made for a relatively quiet early track season, we're reaping the benefits now though as we get another meet that promises some hot competition with things shifting to Ostrava this Friday Read More...

Farah Sharp at “Hi Performance” Meet

May 21st, 2012
12:56 pm PDT

The year’s best gathering of middle/long distance runners took place this past weekend in Southern California at the “Oxy Hi Performance” meet. But after all the races were run and the results came in, I’m still in the dark as to how things look for American distance running – and we’re only a month out from the Trials! Don’t get me wrong, there were some solid performances Read More...

Liu (12.97) and Dibaba (3:57.77) in Shanghai

May 19th, 2012
3:13 pm PDT

The Doha Diamond League event set a standard that may be difficult to match. And it didn't help that the weather wasn't very cooperative in Shanghai, as it was rainy throughout, keeping performances down.That made the world leading races by Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) and Liu Xiang (CHN) that much more phenomenal, as sterling marks were hard to come by in China Read More...

Distance Runners to Convene in SoCal

May 18th, 2012
3:10 pm PDT

The top sprinters have started off hot this year and have gotten a lot of press. You'd almost think there weren't any distance runners around. But that's because they've had their own gatherings on places like Eugene and Stanford - locations more conducive to distance running. This weekend we get another distance "party", but on a bit less "friendly" environment in Southern California at the Oxy High Performance Meet Read More...

What’s Wrong With Track?

May 15th, 2012
12:35 pm PDT

More often than not, that question comes up whenever I talk to people about the sport. And lately, I've seen lots of articles on the sport that are raising the same question. Even professional athletes are starting to ask that question - some commenting recently that they know they're in a "dying" sport! When athletes start making statements like that you have a problem, because they are the heart of the sport Read More...

Kimberlyn Duncan Leads Weekend Collegians

May 14th, 2012
12:30 pm PDT

Friday we were treated to Doha, and one of the best Diamond League events the league has put together. The weekend was left to the "youngsters" as collegiate conference meets dominated the action as the road to the NCAA championships began. The college season has been relatively quiet so far, with coaches having both the NCAA championships AND the Olympic Trials in mind as they've prepared their athletes this year Read More...