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    Quote Originally Posted by Castor Troy View Post
    Here are some screenshots from the race.
    Nice to see her running at or near the front for the whole race in the screen shots. In Rabat, and in most big races I've seen Laura in, she runs at the back of the pack. In Rabat she was in last place at the start of the bell lap. In my opinion she needs to be more aggressive in the meets with the good competition and try to stay in the top 4-5 so she in position for the final 200-250m. Maybe she'll find she doesn't have legs for going out that fast, but on the other hand maybe she will and by seeing she has a chance with 200-250 to go, some killer instinct will turn on and power her through the final stage and give her a run better than she was expecting. I wonder ... if she doesn't go out and run with the best (take a risk) for the first 500-600m, will she ever find out what her potential is?
    Last edited by Buffalo.Rider; 07-18-2018 at 11:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo.Rider View Post
    The London Meet that Castor Troy mentioned

    Here is the link:
    https://london.diamondleague.com/home/
    Here is the field for the London race for Sunday, July 22.

    Name Season Best Time Personal Best Time
    Bell, Alexandra (Gr.Br.) 1:59.93 1:59.93
    Brown, Ce'Aira (USA) 1:58.65 1:58.65
    Goule, Natoya (Jamaica) 1:57.69 1:57.69
    Hynne, Hedda (Norway) 2:01.46 1:59.87
    Maclean, Heather (USA) 2:03.61 2:03.61
    McGowen, Brittany (Australia) 2:00.24 2:00.24
    Roesler, Laura (USA) 2:00.56 1:59.04
    Santiusti, Yuneysi (Italy) 2:01.80 1:58.53
    Sharp, Lynsey (Gr.Br.) 1:59.86 1:57.69
    Verstegen-Wolters, Sanne (Holland) 1:59.85 1:59.55
    Walcott-Nolan, Revee (Gr.Br.) 2:02.46 2:02.32
    Very good field.
    I suspect that Maclean will be the rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo.Rider View Post
    Here is the field for the London race for Sunday, July 22.

    Name Season Best Time Personal Best Time
    Bell, Alexandra (Gr.Br.) 1:59.93 1:59.93
    Brown, Ce'Aira (USA) 1:58.65 1:58.65
    Goule, Natoya (Jamaica) 1:57.69 1:57.69
    Hynne, Hedda (Norway) 2:01.46 1:59.87
    Maclean, Heather (USA) 2:03.61 2:03.61
    McGowen, Brittany (Australia) 2:00.24 2:00.24
    Roesler, Laura (USA) 2:00.56 1:59.04
    Santiusti, Yuneysi (Italy) 2:01.80 1:58.53
    Sharp, Lynsey (Gr.Br.) 1:59.86 1:57.69
    Verstegen-Wolters, Sanne (Holland) 1:59.85 1:59.55
    Walcott-Nolan, Revee (Gr.Br.) 2:02.46 2:02.32
    Very good field.
    I suspect that Maclean will be the rabbit.
    Based on this field, I hope Roesler positions herself to be in the Top 4 as they enter the final 200m. Only 4 have run faster than her and only Goule and Sharp by more than a second so she should be able to run with them and be competing for a top finish.

    In my (limited) opinion, I think she needs to take a risk, and run near the front in this race (or another race fairly soon) ... then bring out the Roesler kick with about 225m to go and see where she ends up. If she keeps running at the back-of-the-pack in these big races (meaning, with world class competition), I have to wonder (a) what her coach is telling her, and (b) if there isn't some kind of a mental block. To get over (b), she may need to do a race where she throws caution to the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo.Rider View Post
    Based on this field, I hope Roesler positions herself to be in the Top 4 as they enter the final 200m. Only 4 have run faster than her and only Goule and Sharp by more than a second so she should be able to run with them and be competing for a top finish.

    In my (limited) opinion, I think she needs to take a risk, and run near the front in this race (or another race fairly soon) ... then bring out the Roesler kick with about 225m to go and see where she ends up. If she keeps running at the back-of-the-pack in these big races (meaning, with world class competition), I have to wonder (a) what her coach is telling her, and (b) if there isn't some kind of a mental block. To get over (b), she may need to do a race where she throws caution to the wind.
    She did a great job of positioning herself in the top 4 but when it came time to kick, she would only hold onto 4th, which is good. She ran 2:00.45 and the winner was low 1:58. I am really not sure why she cannot close in these races.
    They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time.


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