UPDATE: Sorry, this video has been removed from blip.tv.
When you watch this video, and see lots of medicine balls, hip mobility drills, dynamic stretching, speed and agility drills, you would think he was just another skinny sprinter. But with more and more middle distance runners becoming a more complete athlete as seen in the RunningDVD.com videos, it’s no surprise to see 1500m man Chris Lukezic doing an “easy” workout with all of these components.
Who the heck is Chris Lukezic?
Chris Lukezic was 4th at the 2004 USATF Olympic Trials in the 1500m, 2nd in 2005, then 4th again in 2006 and 2007. With all the crazy rules about entry standards in the Olympics, where you can finish 5th and still make the team in a non-relay event, it all comes down to making the IAAF standard and finishing Top 3 at the Trials!
His personal best of 3:33.28 isn’t chump change either – that’s a world class time – considering the IAAF “A” Standard is 3:36.60.
Anyways, I am pleased to see middle and long distance runners doing more than just short recovery intervals and mega mileage!
Welcome to the New World Track! You need every single advantage where you can get it. And to stay injury free, of course!