Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Watching Elite Runners Run - Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene
Matt Fitzgerald writes in his book Brain Training for Runners that one way to help improve your form is to watch the best runners run or, in other words, emulate the elites in our sport. We will be given an opportunity to do that this summer.
First, NBC will be broadcasting the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials which are being held June 22 - July 1, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
6/22/12 9:00 PM NBC Sports Net
6/23/12 8:00 PM NBC
6/24/12 7:00 PM NBC
6/25/12 9:00 PM NBC Sports Net
6/28/12 9:00 PM NBC Sports Net
6/29/12 6:00 PM NBC Sports Net
6/30/12 9:00 PM NBC
7/1/12 7:00 PM NBC
Then, of course, the 2012 Olympics in London will be July 27 - August 12, again covered by NBC. Which I am so totally psyched about... I LOVE watching the Olympics--ALL of the events! So much fun! But, I am also planning to watch some of the track and field trials. On USA Track & Field website it shows the schedule of events.
Looking at the longer running distance events, men's and women's 10,000m finals are both on June 22, men's at 6:45 pm, women's at 7:20 pm. The 5,000m finals for both men and women are scheduled for June 28, 7:15 pm - women and 7:38 pm - men. And the 1,500m finals for both will be held on the last day, July 1, 4:23 - women and 4:37 pm - men. I'll be watching those elite runners...