Monday, September 20, 2010

What is a Finishing Kick?

Negative split.

Finishing strong.

In case you don't know what these terms mean, check out Nick Symmonds in this outstanding 800m USA Olympic Trial finals last 2008.

Btw, he did the same this year.

Makes you wanna go out and do speedwork, right?

Now go practice.


  1. Ang galing! Thanks for posting this!:-)

  2. Seems like a lot of our fastest runners are coming out from OR. Andrew Wheating was in one of RW recent issues. Thanks for sharing this Daytripper. That race was quite tactical. As I have experienced for myself, speed work makes a speedy runner as long as you get everything else right. If only I can crack another 4:38 mile in my life time. For runners, this video does inspire!!

  3. @jazzrunner, no problem sir Rene! he's really amazing with his strategy.

    @kenley, I think Alberto Salazar is coaching at the Nike Oregon Project. Maybe Nick is part of it? Hmmm...1-2-3 Oregon finish. Can't help but smile for that guy who got 3rd on a dive. Hehehe..