How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
How do you get to Atlanta for the Olympic Trials? Well, that’s going to take a whole lot of practice too.
The old jokes have longevity because there’s a kernel of truth at the heart of them that defies generations. If you want to get good at anything, practice makes perfect. But when it comes to the marathon, what does practice look like? For the pros, the formula is relatively simple: miles + intensity + recovery = results. OK, maybe you need to factor luck in there too, but as they say, you make your own luck.
But for the amateur, throw work into the mix and things get a whole lot more complicated.
Two amateurs who will be lining up in Atlanta with dreams of competing with the pros are Jeanne Mack and Louis Serafini. They recently spent time at altitude in Flagstaff AZ, with Tracksmith documenting their training one month out from Trials. Two athletes, two different approaches.