27 Jun '12, 5am

If you missed it, check out my @RunBlogRun column yesterday on Evan Jager and The Fear:

If you missed it, check out my @RunBlogRun column yesterday on Evan Jager and The Fear:

This is Jon Gugala's column for Tuesday, June 26, 2012. It is called the Fear. You will get it, as the elite athlete's do. I remember seeing Evan Jager hit the last water barrier with the back of his foot, and I knew, he was taking a dive. But, Jerry Schumacher, his coach, got it too. He knew that Evan had to screw up, and it was better to do it in the Oxy than the Trials. To be a great distance runner, one must run on the red line. For the steepler, one must also overcome the barriers while oxygen deprived, so tactics, hurdling experience and strength all play a part. In my mind, a sport's writer's job is to communicate experiences that the reader never has had, and give them an insight into the situation. Jon Gugala has done that here. We hope that you are enjoying our coverage of the Olympic Trials as much as we love presenting the great athletes and events that make up...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/06/the-fear-by-jon-gugala-...

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