The Myers Mile

A Virtual Track Camp, From April 27 - June 6
Week 5: Learning from Former State Champ & 3:38 1500m Runner Jake Edwards

AN INTERVIEW WITH CENTRAL OHIO MILER JAKE EDWARDS 

During his early XC days at Delaware Hayes, Jake was known for skimping on runs and getting by on talent - until senior year when he took his running to the next level by fully committing to himself.  The end result?  Jake went from being a good runner to a great runner, winning the mile at the Ohio state track meet.  It all started when he sat down in study hall and wrote out a training schedule for his final months of high school.  After that, he went on to run for The Ohio State University, notching a sub-14 5k that propelled him on to a post-collegiate racing career filled with highlights like a 3:38 1500m PR, a 3:57 mile, some big wins in road race miles, a Drake Relays title, and qualification into USATF nationals both indoors and out.

Sometimes it feels like amazing runners only come from far-off places like California or Oregon, but Jake went to high school right here in Ohio - and he continues to run and race in the Columbus area, racing for the Columbus Running Company's CRC Elite team.  Learn what has propelled this local runner to such great heights in this week's video below - and learn to focus your own training, just as Jake did in the buildup to his state title. 

PREVIOUS VIDEOS & TRAINING PLANS

Week 1: Post 1 (a video welcome from Rob Myers)
Week 1: Post 2 (an interview with Rob Myers)
Week 2: Post 1 (an interview with Alan Webb, American record holder in the mile + week 2 workouts)
Week 2: Post 2 (an interview with Cori Kill Schulte, former Ohio state champ miler)
Week 3: Post 1 (an interview with The Ohio State University track & XC coach Sarah Vergote + week 3 workouts)
Week 3: Post 2 (an interview with 3-time Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen)
Week 4: Post 1 (an interview with NCAA Champion Theresa Brannen + week 4 workouts)
Week 4: Post 2 (an interview with athletic trainer Alex Winter)
Week 5: Post 1 (a double interview with Sara & Steve Slattery, national champions + week 5 workouts)

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