S. Johnson 4th at US Championship
07/27/2019 4:56:58 PM
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Congratulations to Sinclair Johnson for placing fourth in the 1500 at the US Championships! Nicely done! 4:03
Congratulations to Sinclair Johnson for placing fourth in the 1500 at the US Championships! Nicely done! 4:03
08/09/2019 10:57:47 AM
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@John_Stevenson i am amazed.... still waiting for flrunners to get a "for flrunners and our florida high school runners community exclusive interview." Inspiring stories can always start a new season off well. Flrunners female alumni distance rankings always seem full of runners who ran relatively slow in 8th/9th grade or did not run at all in those years. Sinclair 20:05 and 56th at 4a states freshman year. now NCAA 1500m champ. interesting! telling? inspiring?
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i am amazed.... still waiting for flrunners to get a "for flrunners and our florida high school runners community exclusive interview." Inspiring stories can always start a new season off well. Flrunners female alumni distance rankings always seem full of runners who ran relatively slow in 8th/9th grade or did not run at all in those years. Sinclair 20:05 and 56th at 4a states freshman year. now NCAA 1500m champ. interesting! telling? inspiring?
08/09/2019 11:25:25 AM
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@fortmccoyk899 Hey Coach! We did a feature on her this summer, also cool it was written by a former central Florida athlete too. This community is awesome. Here is the link to check it out: [url=https://fl.milesplit.com/articles/263880%7D-johnson-brings-home-records-for-central-florida][url=https://fl.milesplit.com/articles/263880%7D-johnson-brings-home-records-for-central-florida]https://fl.milesplit.com/articles/263880%7D-johnson-brings-home-records-for-central-florida[/url][/url] Here are some of her interviews that MileSplit did with her at the USA championships as well: [url=https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399782]https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399782[/url], [url=https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399709]https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399709[/url] I'm positive this will not be the only feature we do on her. So awesome to see her succeed and grow this past season. Adair
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Hey Coach!

We did a feature on her this summer, also cool it was written by a former central Florida athlete too. This community is awesome. Here is the link to check it out:

Here are some of her interviews that MileSplit did with her at the USA championships as well:
https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399782, https://fl.milesplit.com/videos/399709

I'm positive this will not be the only feature we do on her. So awesome to see her succeed and grow this past season.

Adair
08/09/2019 12:30:48 PM
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@Adair Lyden i miss a lot in the summer, thanks for re--sending it, i just read it. the part about taking time to develop and Learning to be not so serious... if only more young girls/coaches/parents could read it and take it to heart, the system for developing runner could become much more functional in the long haul. She is really sending a counterculture message, since the current cultural thinking is something more like to start early... specialize, and impatiently try and get fast before high school starts. her great excerpt countering that message: "I wasn't running a whole lot, probably running around 25 to 30 miles a week and when you have a high school career like that, you just have so much more time to develop. As a female too, it's a lot more common to do so well at a young age and then just kind of plateau or kind of decline as you get older," Johnson said. Just how young runners and especially girls look up to Jenny Simpson, now they're starting to look up to Johnson. "My biggest piece of advice for younger girls is to not take yourself, and your training so seriously at such a young age. Being in high school running should be something that's fun, you should never dread going to practice or dread racing," Johnson said. "I think that if it stops becoming fun for you then you should probably move on and find another sport. I think not getting too serious too quickly is very important. Even my first couple of years in college I was not even that serious about running. My training program changed a lot, but In terms of now I pay so much more attention to my diet, recovery, sleep, and stuff like that. I've developed more of a serious mentality."
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i miss a lot in the summer, thanks for re--sending it, i just read it. the part about taking time to develop and Learning to be not so serious... if only more young girls/coaches/parents could read it and take it to heart, the system for developing runner could become much more functional in the long haul. She is really sending a counterculture message, since the current cultural thinking is something more like to start early... specialize, and impatiently try and get fast before high school starts.

her great excerpt countering that message:

"I wasn't running a whole lot, probably running around 25 to 30 miles a week and when you have a high school career like that, you just have so much more time to develop. As a female too, it's a lot more common to do so well at a young age and then just kind of plateau or kind of decline as you get older," Johnson said.

Just how young runners and especially girls look up to Jenny Simpson, now they're starting to look up to Johnson.

"My biggest piece of advice for younger girls is to not take yourself, and your training so seriously at such a young age. Being in high school running should be something that's fun, you should never dread going to practice or dread racing," Johnson said. "I think that if it stops becoming fun for you then you should probably move on and find another sport. I think not getting too serious too quickly is very important. Even my first couple of years in college I was not even that serious about running. My training program changed a lot, but In terms of now I pay so much more attention to my diet, recovery, sleep, and stuff like that. I've developed more of a serious mentality."

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