A Talk with Garrett Heath
"Overall though, it seems to be a lot easier to get a community or city into a road Mile, which makes the atmosphere for racing in them especially great."
By Down the Backstretch
"Yeah, it's been a fun but crazy week up in Seattle with Brooks meeting the team, working with marketing, and getting things going there," said Garrett Heath of his impending move to Seattle to become a Brooks Beast. "The Hanson's group was also in town this week, so it was good chance to meet everyone there as well and catch up with a few of the Stanford boys out there right now (Jake Riley and Brendan Gregg). I'm actually not going to officially make the move to Seattle until early April but will be training with the team before then for a while up at altitude in Albuquerque before and after USAs.
"Leaving Saucony was a tough decision because they have been so good to me over the last many years, but I'm really excited to be a part of what Brooks is doing now and the running culture that they have built there in Seattle. And, obviously, I'm pumped to have a great group and some consistent training partners up there."
On Saturday Heath (above, PhotoRun.net) finished second at the New Balance Games Mile (3:54.59) in his indoor track debut at the Armory in New York City. "Running at the Armory is always great, and I felt good about yesterday's time for the first indoor race of the season. We had some great rabbiting up front, and I just tried to keep the pace going after they dropped off. I couldn't quite hold off Lee in the home stretch, but he ran smart and is really strong right now."
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