Symmonds Vs Eaton; Lessons in Lactate; World Youths Roundup; Your JTG 5-A-Day
World Youths Roundup
The World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia have come to a close after five days of outstanding performances. You can catch up on all the action with analysis of all the events now available on the IAAF website, many of them compiled by our own Cathal Dennehy. Isn’t he great?
Read on here.
Marathon Mondays – Lactate Profiling
It’s that time of the week again, and Emmett Dunleavy of PerfectPacing.com is back to help you on route to the Dublin Marathon. With 14 weeks to go, this week he descibes how lactate profiling can give you goals, performance indicators, and a pacing plan for the big day.
Full piece here.
Two worlds collide: Symmonds Vs. Eaton
Nick Symmonds and Ashton Eaton are set to face off over 400m at the first Flotrack Throwdown event which will take place in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 8. Irish fans may be familiar with both athletes having seen Eaton compete in Athlone in 2014, and Symmonds in the 2012 Morton Games.
“With both prepping for their prime at the end of August in Beijing, this one-lapper could be one of the most intriguing track races in history”. Wouldn’t be like Flotrack to over-hype athletes…but it should be interesting nonetheless.
More details here.
PBs With Jenny Simpson
The reigning diamond race winner for women’s 1500m, Jenny Simpson, has been telling the IAAF who her greatest rivals are, her greatest achievements, and how much she loves a good nap.
More from Simpson here.
Poor Prep From Jamaican Youths
Jamaica’s head coach at the World Youths has blamed a lack of preparation for the team’s one medal return from the championships.
“Even going back to the National Junior trials, you would have seen how dismal it was in terms of the turnout, so it has shown that the athletes have not really been involved in a lot of preparation after that period, which is cause for concern,”
Full story here