The Blueprint

On race day what you see is the culmination of days, weeks, and months of preparation. What goes into a performance is hours of training as well as many other elements of physiologic and psychologic work to have me ready to compete at the highest level. In this section of my website I aim to give you an inside look at those elements. Each week I’ll post a snap shot of the “behind the scenes” work I am doing. It could be a workout, a week of training, or the highlights of important meetings and events. One week at a time you will see the components that add up to form the blueprint for success on race day. I encourage you to ask questions along the way and if there is a particular topic you would like to hear about please comment below.

US Olympic Trials Focus

Last Friday, I ran a version of a familiar mile breakdown workout on the track at Cal State Sacramento, and as I churned out laps I allowed my mind to wander back previous races in that stadium. Over the past two years, I have come to identify Hornet Stadium as my...

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Back on Track

One year ago, after a winter that featured some of my most consistent training ever and culminated with a successful half marathon debut, I found myself at the bottom of a hole, struggling to find direction on both physical and emotional levels. First, my late winter...

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Pre-Race Routines

The competition season is heating up. Last Friday I raced a 1500m at the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic, and this week I am heading to Eugene, OR for the 5000m during the Friday portion of the Prefontaine Classic. As much as I enjoy training hard, nothing...

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Pre-Race Workout

Pre-Race Workout

Over the past four years of traveling and competing internationally, I have met many different athletes and seen a variety of approaches to competition. I’m always interested to see how different individuals like to train on the day before a race. Some people take it...

In It For The Long Run

Over time the long run has become an integral component of my training. I feed off the strength I’ve developed from logging quality long runs and find that I thrive with higher volume training. Throughout a season the long run progresses from around 13 miles up to 20...

Growing with Sports Psychology

Sometimes people ask me what competing on the highest level of track and field is like. While it involves a lot of demanding physical work, there is also an attitude-a deep inner drive-necessary to take on the physical challenge that each day holds. The same edge I...