MAIN TOPIC: MISTAKES AND TRIUMPHS OF RACING
Main Topic: Mistakes and Triumphs in Racing
Triumph suggests overcoming…
- Zach’s ELA teacher coming through…
- There are three opponents:
- Vs. man
- Vs. self
- Vs. nature
- (there is of course a fourth… we do not wrestle against flesh and blood…)
As runners, we battle with all three of those
- Man vs. man: contesting an event, bettering an opponent
- Race strategy stuff…
- Go early vs. wait it out
- Take charge vs. respond and react
- Create a plan vs. wait and see
- Man vs. self: overcoming doubt, fear, individual shortcomings and flaws
- Know your strengths and weaknesses
- Understand your potential and trust training
- Man vs. nature: could be described as the forces outside ourselves that are not other people
- Conditions and environment
From the World Champs
- In her debut, 21-year-old Ririka Hironaka of Japan pushed out to an early lead by the second lap, a lead that she held until about the halfway point of the race. She ended up 12th place.
- Mistake: Going out too fast and burning yourself for the end stages.
- It came down to a sprint to the finish.
- Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) leaned to claim the win over Helen Obiri running 30:09.94.
- Triumph: Ran through the line.
- Gidey beat Obiri by only 8 hundredths.
- This is Gidey’s first global title. She was silver at the Tokyo Games to Sifan Hassan (Netherlands).
- Gidey ran a 60 sec last lap!
- Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi (Kenya) was 3rd only 13 hundredths of a second after Gidey as well.
- Sifan Hassan had a great last 200m, but was unable to claim a podium, and she placed 4th.
- Mistake: Trusting you’ve got the best kick and waiting too long.
- Karissa Schweizer was 9th in a personal best time of 30:18.05 (5 seconds off US record)
- Alicia Monson was 13th.
- Natosha Rogers ran a personal best in 31:10.57 for 15th.
- All told, 11 women in the 19-athlete field achieved a personal best during the 10,000m race
- Power move by Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia) with 12k to go (13:55 5k from 33-38k, Letsrun)
- 1st in 2:05:36
- Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) in second
- Bashir Abdi in third, his second bronze in a row (Olympics last year)
- All three under previous championship record (2009)
- Cam Levins new Canadian marathon record for 4th (2:07:10)
- Also a national record for Isaac Mpofu of Zimbabwe, 10th in 2:07:56
- Ethiopia 1, 2, 6 after no finishers at all in Olympics
- Caution/mistake: Running too close to others. (particularly at a water stations)
- Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) took it by storm in a blazing final kick with countryman Jacob Kiplimo in 3rd
- Most impressive result here to me was 2nd place Stanley Waithaka Mburu (Kenya) because he was tripped and fell to the track early in the race
- USA’s Grant Fisher was 4th by about 2 tenths of a second (best finish by an American in world champs 10,000m)
- Mburu: triumph over self…
- Favorites looking good: Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia), Laura Muir (Great Britain)
- Elle St. Pierre (USA) poor race position
- MISTAKE: staying alert; bad position
- Could you tell who the strongest runners were, did it often look like they were calm. You worry for those you, well, look worried!
- Mistake: One of the biggest mistakes that I have done in my racing is becoming worked up and tense. My body physically reacts to the stress. STAY CALM.
- (Lindsay Flanagan says she has to focus on relaxing her shoulders and arms too)
Women’s Steeple Prelim
- Lea Meyer (Germany) fallEmbed from Getty Images
- MISTAKE: staying alert
- Americans not looking good (all made it to final, but none on primary qualification: Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs, and Courtney Wayment)
Men’s Steeple prelim
- Evan Jager and Hilary Bor advanced
- By time you listen to this podcast, this event will likely have aired!
Men’s 1500m semi
- MISTAKE: not focused/alert… tons of jostling