OLYMPIC MARATHON TRIALS: FAST, SPECTATOR-FRIENDLY COURSE

 Click <a  data-cke-saved-href='http://www.Houston2012Media.com' href='http://www.Houston2012Media.com' _fcksavedurl='http://www.Houston2012Media.com'>here</a> to meet the athletes.
2008 Olympian Ryan Hall celebrating his
2007 Olympic Trials Victory in NYC
 
    This coming Saturday, January 14th, at 8 am, the best male and female marathoners in the US will line up at a start line in Houston to determine which men and women will go to the London Olympics.
     The battlefield for this contest will feature a 2.2-mile inner loop followed by thee rounds on an eight-mile loop, and will finish with a broad u-turn and a 190-meter straightaway sprint to the finish line.
     The course is relatively flat, and should result in some very fast times.  It has a similar configuration to the 2012 Olympic Marathon multi-loop, multi-turn eight-mile course in London, and will hopefully help prepare the runners for what they can expect if they make the team.
     To see the course map, copy this address into your browser:  http://www.houston2012.com/Houston2012/files/c8/c8429d83-a704-4559-92d6-b401190857b4.pdf
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About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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