Steve gets some well deserved props

I was reading Wish’s latest “heard around the lake” and saw a note about Steve Sisson.

“My buddy Steve Sisson has done a great job reviving the UT women’s distance program. The Longhorn men certainly get a lot of acclaim (deservedly so), but Sisson’s women are starting to make some inroads. The UT women’s team has always been dominated by its sprinters and jumpers, but two of Sisson’s runners have made it to the NCAA Track Championships in Des Moines next week. Temeka Kincy, who was a finalist last year in the 800, has qualified and so has Betzy Jimenez, a sophomore who has improved by eight seconds this spring in the 1500. Jimenez, who is from Hereford, Texas, ran 4:21.28 to finish fifth at the regionals. Hear Sisson has a great recruiting class starting in the fall.” – Wish

It’s great that Steve makes the time to stay involved with the local running community through things like coaching Team Rogue. Also, makes me feel good about the different rogue training programs which Steve has been part of putting together and the coaches at Rogue. As a former Rogue coach I know I found “coaching school” very useful, that focus on making sure coaches really understand the purpose of different workouts as well as how to complete running drills (and more importantly why) makes a difference in the end result of training. That and I know most of the coaches are really into the learning process, I remember talking to Amy about “The Lore or Running” … that book is huge but full of information. It really takes coaches like Amy that care about what they’re doing to have the interest to read a book like that. BTW, that’s one of the books on Steve’s reading list.

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