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Tactics, Salazar & Gold: The Training of Matthew Centrowitz

July 31, 2017

“We do a lot of under and over distance stuff. We’ll go 4-5 miles at a time, maybe 6, a lot slower than race pace. And then we do a lot of repetitions of 800m, 1000m at race pace – over and over.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

“My bottom end speed is usually pretty good, so like 200s, 300s, 400s – they come around pretty quick – but that 800, 1000 kind of rep, that’s my weakness and what I tend to work on a lot.” - Matthew Centrowitz

‘Centro’ doesn’t really need a lead in. His potent finishing kick has already netted the street smart American Olympic Gold in Rio, and two World Championships medals; all over 1500 meters. We took a look over the training that has helped mold this 1500m superstar.

Profile

  • DOB: October 18, 1989, Beltsville, Maryland USA
  • Residence: Portland, OR USA
  • Coach: Alberto Salazar
  • Height: 1.75m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Weight: 60kg (133 lb)

Highlights

  • Olympic 1500m Gold, Rio 2016
  • World Championship 1500m Silver, Moscow 2013
  • World Championship 1500m Bronze, Daegu 2011
  • World Indoor Championship 1500m Gold, Portland 2016
  • 2011 NCAA 1500m champion

Personal Records

  • 800m: 1:44.62
  • 1000m: 2:16.67
  • 1500m: 3:30.40
  • Mile: 3:50.53
  • 3000m: 8:20.09 outdoors / 7:40.74 Indoors
  • 5000m: 13:20.06

Contunue reading at: www.runnerstribe.com

Tags: training (23) , matthew centrowitz (124) , london 2017 (16) , alberto salazar (15)

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