5 Questions with Mac Fleet
By Pat Price, The Daily Relay
Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with NCAA 1500 meter champion, Mac Fleet. Follow him on Twitter @macfleet1 and Instagram.
1. Daily Relay: Congrats on your NCAA 1500 title. You closed in 52.22. How did your training prepare you for that kind of finish? How much of it was the hometown crowd?
Mac Fleet: First off, thank you. It was quite an amazing experience being able to win an NCAA title at Hayward. My training begins with Coach Andy Powell, with him developing me back into form from early September. We knew it would be a long process, but the big picture was always trying to win NCAA’s at home. As most championship races go, with a strong pull from 400-600 meters out, we focused on being able to be comfortable and relaxed when your body starts to tire and the pace picks up.
The Hayward crowd is always special. It’s the most knowledgable crowd in the nation and the loudest. It’s an unbelievable feeling to come off the final turn and hear that roar.
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