Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remembering the Moment

Pre Classic starts today. Men’s Bowerman Mile is Saturday at 2:49 pm pacific time. Watch it live on NBC Sports at and witness feats of greatness with guaranteed sub 4 minute miles (that stuff didn’t exist until 60 years ago people!) This is it. The final installment on celebrating Alan’s initial Prefontaine Classic accomplishment (3:53.43 high […]

High School Rivals

Tonight is the eve of Pre Classic 2014. The meet which hosts the best of the best athletes in track & field begins tomorrow in Eugene, Oregon. This is a place where magic has happened for Alan in 2001 (setting the 3:53 high school record), 2004 (winning the Bowerman mile in 3:50.85), and 2005 (setting […]

The Guy from the Band

Aaron Reed is “the guy from the band” in which Alan had 2 recent run-ins with. Back tracking to the early spring of 2013, Alan and the Schumacher crew, now Bowerman Track Club, were in Mammoth Lakes (Lopez Lomong, Shalane Flanagan, Chris Derrick, Evan Jager, Andrew Bumbalough, Elliot Heath). The group was getting ready to […]

Today in History: 3:53 to Alan’s Peers

 Today is the 13th Anniversary of Alan’s 3:53 high school mile record. A continuation from my last blog (with more to come), Nate Brennan and Kara Goucher share what his record at the turn of the century meant to them. Nate Brennan, was also a sub 4 minute high school miler (3:59.85); only 1 of 7 high […]

A Half Score and Three Years Ago…

13 years have come and gone since a high school senior (Alan) rewrote history with a 3:53.43 mile at the Pre Classic on May 27, 2001. Throughout this next week on my blog I have invited friends of Alan to chime in about the great feat which took him to the heights and arguably brought back […]

Another Treat for the Road (McDonald’s)

It happened! My 31 year old self hit a new PR. I’m reaping the benefits of being a woman in her peak still able to train and race at a high level. I experienced a “mega” drop in the 1500m from 4:31.56 to 4:31.12. I was a little bummed that I couldn’t pull off any faster […]

History Lesson – How a 3:53 Became Reality

Track and field is in the air, which has brought me back to thinking about the mile. Another year is here and another chance for records to be broken. All I can say is –  high school milers (and girls who aren’t named Mary Cain or Alexa Efraimson)- good luck touching the national ones! Current […]