sallybergesen:

It was announced today that Nike and USATF have reached an agreement that extends Nike’s sponsorship of our sport’s governing body until the year 2040. For many of us fans, this is equivalent to a death sentence, an asphyxiation of the sport we love.

What’s weird is I was once a Nike girl.

Oiselle’s Sally Bergesen tells us everything we need to know about the new USATF and Nike agreement.

Speed Work Tuesday
Apr. 15th, 2014
2x12 minutes is bearable when it is this gorgeous out! The workout was pretty killer; the first 12 minutes were at tempo and the second 12 minutes were 1 minute all out and 1 minute float. Felt horrible after the first set and the second set was not pretty but all that matters is that I met my times. Need to find out what my next race is going to be. I may actually even drop down and do one 800m race. There are quite a few races in Austin so just gotta pick one and get myself to the line. 

Speed Work Tuesday

Apr. 15th, 2014

2x12 minutes is bearable when it is this gorgeous out! The workout was pretty killer; the first 12 minutes were at tempo and the second 12 minutes were 1 minute all out and 1 minute float. Felt horrible after the first set and the second set was not pretty but all that matters is that I met my times. Need to find out what my next race is going to be. I may actually even drop down and do one 800m race. There are quite a few races in Austin so just gotta pick one and get myself to the line. 

Longhorn Run 2 - Mile
Apr. 12th, 2014
I will race for bananas! I just got back from my first 2 mile race ever; can someone say guaranteed a PR? I ended up running a 14:09 with 7:18 for the first mile which means I had a pretty decent negative split. The course wasn’t easy and had one HUGE hill in the middle but the weather was perfect and certainly made up for hilly course. It was a great run throughout the UT campus. I am still waiting on the final results but I feel like I came in within the top 20 and I was possibly the first non-student. 

Longhorn Run 2 - Mile

Apr. 12th, 2014

I will race for bananas! I just got back from my first 2 mile race ever; can someone say guaranteed a PR? I ended up running a 14:09 with 7:18 for the first mile which means I had a pretty decent negative split. The course wasn’t easy and had one HUGE hill in the middle but the weather was perfect and certainly made up for hilly course. It was a great run throughout the UT campus. I am still waiting on the final results but I feel like I came in within the top 20 and I was possibly the first non-student. 

Everything is laid out and ready to go. First race as a Performance Project Rogue Racer so this should be interesting. My coach only wants me to treat this as more of a time trial than an actual race. I’m a little nervous about the pace especially after I drove the course. But as long as I take it easy on the hills for the first 3/4’s of the race and let loose at the end I should be fine.

Everything is laid out and ready to go. First race as a Performance Project Rogue Racer so this should be interesting. My coach only wants me to treat this as more of a time trial than an actual race. I’m a little nervous about the pace especially after I drove the course. But as long as I take it easy on the hills for the first 3/4’s of the race and let loose at the end I should be fine.