Happy Thursday Flotrack! We're so close to the weekend. Don't lose steam now. If you're feeling as if you can't make it through the next day and a half, refer to our new motivational poster we have hanging in our office for inspiration.
And now the "news"
USATF Men's LDR Chair Calls on L.A. to Match Houston's Olympic Trials Marathon Prize Package - Toni Revis
We've replaced the $100k in prize money for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon with nothing. Let's see if anyone notices.
PSA: Here's a map that illustrates the difference between Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, and Wales.
Oregon track & field rundown: Portland runner Ryan Vail brings the public along as he zeroes in on the London Marathon - Oregonlive
If you haven't already, check out Ryan Vail's blog. He's been posting his training log for a while and it definitely won't make your 80 miles per week look weak (spoiler: he's doing almost twice as much volume and eats workouts for every meal of the day).
For a second there, everyone thought Galen Rupp's mile attempt was back on and then remembered that there's a stacked east coast vs. west coast 4x800 battle in the works at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. You win some, you lose some.
Unfortunately, the University of Phoenix didn't land a single athlete.