Check out the following article courtesy of the New York Times featuring Sara Hall (formerly Sara Bei of Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa).
SARA HALL experienced an instructive epiphany in 2006. In the fall, she’d won the national road-running championship for 5K (3.1 miles), a distance she specialized in at Stanford. At the time, she considered herself a 5K runner. So did everyone else.
A few weeks later, everything changed when she won the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York, a glamour event in American road racing. “Afterward, I thought, ‘That’s my distance,’ ” she said. “It plays to my strengths. I loved the fast pace. I’m not a patient runner.”To read the rest of the article, check out the following link:
•Changing Speeds to Go the Distance