Run-Down Forums Forum Index Run-Down Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Run-Down Forums Forum Index
Mid-Distance Depot
Nick Symmonds 3:56.72 mile
Post new topic   Reply to topic

Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Run-Down Forums Forum Index -> Mid-Distance Depot
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Nick Symmonds 3:56.72 mile Reply with quote

I ran across this last night while looking for results from the UW Indoor meet. Nick Symmonds, '06 graduate of Willamette U., finally broke 4:00 for the mile, clocking a 3:56.72. According to the UW site, that is the current world leader.

http://gohuskies.cstv.com/sports/c-track/recaps/011307aaa.html

The area newspaper had a nice little article about him today.

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Paul
Olympic Medalist
Olympic Medalist


Joined: 28 Apr 2002
Posts: 1610
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this in the Oregonian. Some debut!! He's training under Gagliano, now. I hope to see him in an Oregon Open meet or two. Maybe even Pre. Definitely serving notice! Cool
_________________
Paul

"Gaunt is Beautiful" Cassidy's T-shirt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's supposedly running the 800 next at Boston. It'll be interesting to see if he's got the early season speed to match the mile strength. I've never seen Nick not have an abundance of speed, so I'm thinking it will be pretty impressive.

So far, the move down to Eugene is looking like a good one.

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick won again in Boston, running 1:48.15. I'd guess that's his 3rd or 4th fastest time, comparing to Outdoor.

https://www.bostonindoorgames.com/2007/m-800.shtml

The mile probably would have given him a better race...

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Micah Ward
Olympic Medalist
Olympic Medalist


Joined: 08 May 2000
Posts: 2152
Location: Hot&humid, GA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that mile race on tv. The guy is good!!
_________________
"Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate and stay there." David Horton
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw his Boston 800 (online) but not the UW mile. Where'd you see that?

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Micah Ward
Olympic Medalist
Olympic Medalist


Joined: 08 May 2000
Posts: 2152
Location: Hot&humid, GA

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I got confused. It probably was the 800 I was thinking about. Embarassed
_________________
"Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate and stay there." David Horton
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes more sense! His surge off the last turn was pretty impressive, but nothing unusal for him. He usually makes moves like that with 150 to go, but the short indoor track really changes strategy.

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Paul
Olympic Medalist
Olympic Medalist


Joined: 28 Apr 2002
Posts: 1610
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what Nick's training has been like this Fall and Winter? Usually it would involve XC, but I could see where that would not be useful anymore. I am curious if Nike fit Nick with Gagliano or if that was Nick's choice. Maybe Nick's HS coach recommended him.

Which has caused me to ponder a bigger question: how do shoe sponsors hook up athletes with coaches? Most athletes have their own coaches, but in special cases like Nick, who broke through at last year's Nationals, what kind of input comes from the 3 different sides, athlete's preference, shoe manufacturer's preference, coaches preference.
_________________
Paul

"Gaunt is Beautiful" Cassidy's T-shirt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a few different stories last year, but it sounded like Nick was approached by Nike at US Nationals. I'm drawing a blank, however, if that was before or after he had decided to settle in Eugene and train with Gags' group...

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another huge breakthrough today for Nick, winning the 800m at the Pre Classic in 1:44.54 (breaking the meet record), outkicking the best kicker in the world in Borzakovskiy!

Here's a cool picture of Borzo looking over startled at being passed:

http://trackandfieldphoto.com/DisplayJpg.php?070610_2033_1433_RLM&next=1

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jnathletics
Water Boy
Water Boy


Joined: 08 Jun 2007
Posts: 16
Location: Berkley, Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
Another huge breakthrough today for Nick, winning the 800m at the Pre Classic in 1:44.54 (breaking the meet record), outkicking the best kicker in the world in Borzakovskiy!


Borzakovisky had everyone measured correctly except the guy who had him measured. Get race by Nick as he adjusted his tactics in the race. When Borzakovisky passed him he started to move also.

I was cheering for Borzakovisky though because I love seeing someone going from last to first. Especially when the leaders go out way to fast, 49 was the rabbit at the 400.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AM_Runner
All-Star
All-Star


Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 776
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it was pretty cool you could hear the crowd going pretty nuts as he crossed the line.

The 2 mile certainly lived up to expectations as well
_________________
The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Dan
Chief Pontificator
Chief Pontificator


Joined: 22 Mar 1999
Posts: 9334
Location: Salem, OR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Nick made any adjustments, actually. He ran it just like he always has, only faster. I've said for the past several years, he can kick with the best in the world. He's finally getting a chance to prove it.

The men's 2-mile and women's 800 were also great races. I thought Mutola was in trouble at the bell lap, but the pack finally strung out on the backstretch and let her through.

Dan
_________________
I get injured so you don't have to.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Indeurr
Olympic Medalist
Olympic Medalist


Joined: 08 Aug 2001
Posts: 1558
Location: Elizabeth, NJ, 07202

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
Another huge breakthrough today for Nick, winning the 800m at the Pre Classic in 1:44.54 (breaking the meet record), outkicking the best kicker in the world in Borzakovskiy!

Here's a cool picture of Borzo looking over startled at being passed:

http://trackandfieldphoto.com/DisplayJpg.php?070610_2033_1433_RLM&next=1

Dan

When you lay an ambush – like the East Europeans love to do (my native Poles included) – and counter—attack or come from behind, you expose yourself to somebody's else's ambush; and when the ambusher is ambushed, he or she finds it virtually impossible either to notice or fight of the attack.
On the other hand, coming from behind is a very economic strategy in a major championships, since all you need to do is to edge the competition just to qualify to the next round. However, it can backfire in two more ways besides the above—mentioned: either you fall short of qualifying, or possibly, you may have to go through two qualifying heats within a day: in this case the so-called lactic—acid build-up could make you unable to surge at the end – there is, however, an old and legal solution: breath 66.6% mixture of pure oxygen for a couple minutes before each race (Lore of Running, Noakes, MD).
_________________
http://vincovitanj.tripod.com/Do_not_be_a_victim1/index.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u43o595CARQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x22Alfgv0DY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgcD2akmeJc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB0RcWYMwXU
one hand clapping


Last edited by Indeurr on Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:06 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Run-Down Forums Forum Index -> Mid-Distance Depot All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 1 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group