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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:30 pm

I am behind on results, but here is one snippet. Matt Mahoney, for whom I write workouts, coached by Jeff Bartlett, placed 2nd in the All-State Championships in Massachuesetts 2-mile (an actual 2-mile, not 3200 meters, which is  21.87 meters longer, shorter than 2 miles) ran a PR of 9:05.97 (about a 9:02 for 3200m) and placed 2nd to a kid who ran sub-9 earlier this track season. The meet record is still 9:00.00 by Alberto Salazar. Just think, Matt had a PR of 4:36 in the 1600m last year, as a junior, and now he can run twice as far, faster!

Two Mile Run - Paul Hogan (Burlington High School) 9:01.47 SB; Matt Mahoney (Swampscott High School) 9:05.97 SB; Dan Romano (Mansfield High School) 9:26.73; Johnny Abraham (Lowell High School) 9:27.53;Weyessa Mcalister (Monument Mountain Regional High School) 9:32.42 SB; Dan Moverman (Oliver Ames High School) 9:34.49 SB; Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville Christian) 9:34.83 SB; Samuel Conway (Minnechaug Regional High School) 9:35.66 SB; Aaron Lucci (Wakefield Memorial High School) 9:36.16; Zachary Manickas-hill (Lexington High School) 9:37.16; Travis Ciempa (Hoosac Valley High School) 9:37.42; Marcelo Rocha(Peabody) 9:38.17 SB; Ryan Stender (Amherst-Pelham Regional High School) 9:39.39 SB; Benjamin Doiron (Westfield High School) 9:40.10; John Valeri (Pembroke High School) 9:46.21; Ian Flanagan (North Attleboro High School) 9:46.63; Tucker Mcninch (Lenox Memorial High School) 9:48.53; Andrew Robartes (Medfield High School) 9:48.69 SB; Jay Mcmahon (Case High School) 9:52.23; Paul Fleming (Sharon High School) 9:52.57 SB; Benjamin Jacobson (Lexington High School) 9:53.15; Mike Mullaney (North Quincy High School) 9:54.67
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by jbarts » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:25 am

[quote="Tinman"]
Coach Bartlett just told me that Matt, his top runner, ran 9:13 for a full 2-miles indoors this winter, not 9:16, so I updated the previous post. He told me some more. Matt is a senior, who has run for him throughout high school. Matt ran 4:36 last year in the 1600m. Therefore, his 2-mile PR pace this year, so far, is equal to his 1-mile pace last year. That's sure a lot of improvement! By the way, Coach said that Matt has basically no speed, so coach is very surprised that Matt just ran a 4:17 split in the Distance Medley Relay for 1600m, and matt was out in 63, so a little quick. So, Matt just ran 19 seconds faster than last year in the 1600m, when he was a junior.

Coach also said that many other runners on the team are setting big PRs. He has a freshman boy who just ran 4:46 for the 1600m. He has 3 boys running under 10 minutes in the 2-mile, and the big meets are yet to happen. Very cool!
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Just to clarify I don't have 3 guys sub 10:00...not this year :) I've been using Tom's approach for a few years but wanted to make sure I did not mess anything up in regards to Matt's senior year, so I reached out to him and the results have been, for everyone, excellent!
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by TexNav » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:02 pm

Great to continue reading the updates!

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:25 pm

Jeff,

Sorry for getting the data wrong. I didn't intend to mislead.

By the way, it's great news that Matt placed 5th yesterday in the 5,000m race at the New Balance National high school meet. He's an All-American, and that's just great!
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:23 pm

Sorry for not updating this more often!

In September, Dave Peters ran a really good Bobby Crim 10 mile race (I think it was 56 minutes and change, as a masters runner). Justin Garrard ran a fast 10k in Kansas City (a p.r by 40 seconds in the 10k on that course) of just over 31 minutes.  Tommi Hytonen won a 8.5 km cross country race this weekend in 26:52 and set a course record by a minute). Matt Ruhl ran just over 71 minutes in the Philadelphia half-marathon. Robert Groves high school team from Sacramento his racing very well, as is David Burns in New Jersey and Robert Marchinko's in Massachusetts. 

Chris Bither ran a 2:09 faster than ever in the half-marathon, running 1:19:14 at San Jose today.

Dean Solverson ran is first marathon (Twin Cities) today and ran well: 3:04:22. He's happy!

Anthony Dylla ran 3:04 and change at the Twin Cities Marathon, so my guys were in the same minute. I am proud of Anthony, for he was completely unfit 4 months ago when I started coaching him. He's come a long way!
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:27 pm

In the next day or two I'll post an update. Runners whom I coach raced recently and performed very well (setting personal best times). I am just sick with a cold now and need to get to bed early. Congratulations to Gabriel and Jenia!
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:31 pm

Gabriel Enning, a masters runner (over age 50 as I recall) (who posts on The Run Zone) of Sweden ran a PR in the marathon - just a couple minutes over three hours. Here is a quote from his email: "I ran 3:09:02 yesterday. It was very windy and it was a loop course, 8 laps around a oval lake. So on one side of the lake there was a strong head wind. There were only 300 participants in the marathon, so after a few minutes I was alone, and I ran the race alone the whole way. I went for it and opened in 1:31:10, and passed 30 k in 2:10:30."  He experienced some cramps in his legs during the last 10k and stopped to stretch for awhile. He simply went after a big goal time and paid a bit of a price for his hard early start. However, he said this: "Anyway, I am happy with 3:09:02. It's a PR with more than 3 minutes on a lot less mileage than I did before I ran 3:12:07 last year. I think I could have run a couple of minutes faster if I had kept the pace down a bit in the first half, and if it hadn't been windy."
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:35 pm

Jenia Vinogradskiy, a radiation physicist that I coach, who lives in Denver,  ran a PR in the Detroit Free Press Marathon, placing 14thin in 2:38 and change. I've coached him for 3 years now, and he keeps setting PRs (personal records) every year. I think his PR for the marathon was set last in in 2:42, but I'd have to look it up. He's set a few half-marathon, 10k, and 5k PRs during the last two-three years. He's proof positive that smart training beats hard training 90% of the time. He doesn't hammer away in workouts. In fact, I'd say that he runs workouts that nearly half the high school runners in America could run, but he's beat 95% of them in a race from 5k upward. 
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:39 pm

Justin Garrard, a college cross country and track & field coach, whom I coach, won the Des Moines Half-Marathon two days ago. Here's a quote from his email:

"Coach, I won it! I lead the race from wire to wire.  It is my first half marathon victory and first major win at a big race.  The weather was perfect, a little breezy but about 51 degrees at the starting line. I had a goal of going 1:07 flat and I knew I had to stay at 5:07 to complete that task.  My mile splits were: 5:10, 5:11, 4:58, 5:02, 5:06, 5:01, 5:08, 5:06, 5:01, 5:06, 5:05, 5:06, 5:03, 1:40-.35.  So I finished with 1:07:41 as my official time.  (My watch runs short, so it said the course was 13.35.  Those weren't exactly the right splits but it's the same watch I train with so it is comparable to workouts.)  It was an overall flat course but a long gentle incline over the last 2 miles."
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Clell » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:59 pm

A hearty congrats to Coach and Runners. 

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by dilluh » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:36 pm

Yes, well done everyone!

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:36 pm

I am full of medication for a dang head and chest cold, so if I am making a duplicate post I apologize. I want to compliment Matt Ruhl of Philadelphia for his excellent performance and PR at the Philly Half-Marathon in September. He ran 1:11:07 and had strong splits the whole way. He's training for a fall marathon, by the way.
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by BoilerTom90 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:14 pm

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Yes, well done everyone!
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I second that! Congrats to the runners and their coach!

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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:01 pm

I have several updates that I can make when I get some free time.

Today's update is about Matt Ruhl who just ran 2:31:54 at the Philadelphia Marathon. It was his first marathon, and the goal was 5:45 pace, which is what I told him his workouts indicated was possible. He ran that pace through 19 miles and then started vomiting and slow down for a couple of miles while he was sick. We think he consumed too much gel and not enough water and that made him sick. He still averaged 5:47.8 per mile, so not bad at all. He ran with a nice group up to the point that he got sick, and then he lost the group during the next two miles when he had to slow down. Then, he ran the remainder of the race by himself, which is always a hard chore to do! Anyway, I am happy for and proud of Matt.
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Re: Tinman Runners Update

Post by Tinman » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:41 pm

Congratulations to Chris Bither for running a great marathon and personal best time at the CIM Marathon in Sacramento over the weekend. He ran 2:43:53.
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