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Offline Coyote Mas Loco

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Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:11:48 PM »
This has generated as much or more buzz than Shalane Flanagan's win at NYC the other day. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2017/11/07/olympic-triathlon-champion-gwen-jorgensen-switching-marathon-ahead-tokyo-games/839784001/

What are they saying on the tri-webs?

Runners are skeptical and keep pointing to her height (5'10") and 2:41 at NYC last year (off of just 40 miles a week, with long run of 16), and saying that she doesn't stand a chance to even make the team. Some are on the bandwagon.

I'm intrigued. 53:13 and 3rd in USA road 10 mile champs last year. That shows good potential for the full.

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 01:29:15 PM »
Randy, What are they saying on the tri-webs?


http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Big_Gwen_announcement_tomorrow_P6474935-2/

Skeptical, mostly

Hard to say who the Top 3 would even be at the Trials 2 years and change from now

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Olympic gold in marathon. There it is.


Does she have any idea of the doping involved to win a marathon gold?


She’s joining Nike
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 02:57:07 PM »
http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Big_Gwen_announcement_tomorrow_P6474935-2/

Skeptical, mostly

Hard to say who the Top 3 would even be at the Trials 2 years and change from now

Does she have any idea of the doping involved to win a marathon gold?

She’s joining Nike


Ha ha, funny!
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 03:02:07 PM »
I got to see her run at Worlds ITU
2 years ago, I was more wowed by her performance than watching either of the Olympic Trials that I observed.  It will be interesting to see what she does

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 03:25:34 PM »
Nothing could compare to "You gonna go, or what?" coming down the stretch in Rio [@1:10]

Gwen Jorgensen: My Rio Highlights
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 04:44:37 PM »
I got to see her run at Worlds ITU
2 years ago, I was more wowed by her performance than watching either of the Olympic Trials that I observed.  It will be interesting to see what she does

Oops meant 2014.  When she got off the bike so far back.  The intensity that she ran was WOW!!

2015 was actually boring.  Got off the bike with the leaders...knew she had it.

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:54:56 PM »
Did she quit after getting punched while moonwalking (potentially on the wrong side of the road!) at a tri??

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 09:57:17 PM »
Also I read the first post and was about to comment that we needed to wait for the verdict from our Slowtwitch liason.  Then I read the second post.   :lambie:

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 08:19:41 AM »
Yep, you can always count on me
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 11:10:07 AM »

Runners are skeptical and keep pointing to her height (5'10") and 2:41 at NYC last year

Anybody remember Jack Bacheler?  He was 6'7" and placed 9th in the Olympic marathon.

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 11:26:12 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bacheler

6'7"? 165?

That's like a Kenyan and a half  :yikes:
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bacheler

6'7"? 165?

That's like a Kenyan and a half  :yikes:

My friend is 6'7 and when he gets down to 200 he looks bad.....170# at 6'7is freaky

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 08:04:22 AM »
Any discussion of Race Weight MUST include this quote [it's kinda like a rule]

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=723638#p723638

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The trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. then you know you're within 10 pounds. if they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got cancer or aids, you're within 5. when they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight.

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 09:47:18 PM »
Any discussion of Race Weight MUST include this quote [it's kinda like a rule]

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=723638#p723638



When I was just running I wouldn't visit family while in taper.  Don't seem to have that problem for triathlon, but it might be the extra 10 pounds. (Swimming makes me fat)

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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 11:26:40 AM »
Not long ago, I found a photo of myself taken after a Sprint Tri down the shore. From the neck down, I was fairly studly [beefy shoulder & arms, flat tummy], but my face looked almost gaunt - my eyes were especially sunken, but that may have just been the google marks?

... it might be the extra 10 pounds. (Swimming makes me fat)

I remember seeing someplace [maybe ST, maybe Beginner Tri] that you could tell which discipline a triathlete came from by their post-workout snack: runners = bananas, cyclists = cookies, swimmers = ice cream
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Re: Olympic Tri winner Gwen Jorgensen switching back to running
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 12:14:38 PM »
In depth discussion from the Letsrun owners/experts. Pretty long but some interesting insights. I'm on the, decent chance to make the team but long shot for a medal let alone Gold medal. But with one in her pocket she has to aim high. 

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2017/11/big-debate-gwen-jorgensen-moves-marathon-will/
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