Endurance Twitter: 07.05.20

Rich Gonzalez@PrepCalTrack

Breaking: Amador Valley jr. John Lester wins Independence Day Mile in Oregon in 4:06.97. Clocked 4:05.46 en route at 1600m, moving to #35 spot on uber-impressive all-time state list! It takes 4:08.1 to make the Top 100 cutoff in California’s rich history! https://prepcaltrack.com/2020/06/11/tfrecords/

When Amador Valley’s John Lester ripped 4:06.97 for the full mile last night, it was not only his personal best, it was also the third-fastest “4-lapper” in NCS history, and the second fastest in 46 years! His split for 1600m was 4:05.46. https://prepcaltrack.com/2020/07/04/lester-strangio-come-up-short-in-sub-4-bids/

Officially, Amador Valley junior John Lester wins the Independence Day Mile in 4:06.97. Mat Strangio of Jesuit third in 4:11.78. Jesuit’s Ajani Salcido fourth in 4:11.86! Pasadena sophomore Isaiah Givens in 4:17.44.

Jonathan Gault@jgault13

Joshua Cheptegei says he will target Kenenisa Bekele’s 5,000m world record in Monaco on August 14. Bekele’s record is 12:37.35, which has stood since 2004. No one else has come within 5 secs of it since it was set. Cheptegei’s track pb is 12:57.41 (he’s run 12:51 on the roads).

Brad Stulberg@BStulberg

Health and well-being habits stick best: -Fit into your life without need for radical change -Environment supports them -You find them intrinsically rewarding—you see and feel internal benefits from doing them -You’ve got community support -You’re kind to yourself along the way

Brad Stulberg@BStulberg

Stress + Rest = Growth. Too much of the former you get injury, illness, burnout. Too much of the latter you get boredom, complacency, stagnation. Need both.


Cal-Hi Sports@CalHiSports

JUST OUT: Nico Young (Newbury Park) named 2019-20 Boys State Athlete of the Year. 1st distance runner since German Fernandez (Riverbank) 2007-08. 1st on all-time list from Ventura Co since 1922. @PrepCalTrack@DyeStat@vcspreps@NPHSXC@latsondheimerhttps://calhisports.com/2020/06/30/state-athlete-of-year-nico-young/

Brad Stulberg@BStulberg

When you sleep: -Growth-promoting hormones build muscle and bone. -Brain consolidates and connects information. -Emotions get processed. Basically, you get stronger, smarter, and wiser. Before turning to any supplement or “hack,” if you aren’t sleeping 8hrs a night start there.

Steve Magness@stevemagness

A great coach once told me that good coaches take complex ideas and make them simple, while a bad coach who wants to appear like they know what they are doing takes ideas and concepts and makes them more complex.


Nurmi1924@1924Nurmi

On this day (28 June) in 1984, in Oslo at the Bislett Games, Ingrid Kristiansen became the first woman to run 5000m in under 15mins. Her 14:58.89 took apart Mary Tabb’s (Decker) 15:08.26 set 2yrs before in Eugene. Kristiansen, 1987 World 10,000m champion set 4 career track wrecs.

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