MileSplit Midwest Podcast: Talking Paced By The Pros, LAB 9

Register for LAB Meet 9 (Paced by the Pros)

Our latest edition of the MileSplit Midwest podcast featured Hobbs Kessler, Coach Ron Warhurst and Coach Rolando Eccleston. 

The trio joined us to showcase the upcoming LAB Series No. 9 Paced by the Pros. The meet will feature all of the regular offerings we've come to expect from the series plus a few very special added components.

An elite 400 meter race will be contested and for boys/girls who are looking to drop new personal best 1600 and 3200 marks in the seeded sections, they'll receive a boost to the competition, as professional runners representing the Very Nice Track Club will be taking on pacing duties.

We also talked to Kessler about his indoor season thus far, to Warhurst about his renowned 'Michigan work-out' and Eccleston helped to tee up what is sure to be an outstanding day of competition on Saturday, February 18th.  

Related Content

LAB Series No. 9 Meet Page I LAB Track Club Home Site

Introductory Article I Registration Information

Time Stamps

  • 0:00 - Episode Introduction
  • 0:50 - Coach Eccleston summarizes Paced by the Pros meet
  • 4:25 - Coach Warhurst outlines why this opportunity appealed to him
  • 6:30 - How Coach Warhurst guides his team to best support the high school racers
  • 8:05 - Hobbs explaining how he'll approach his pacing role
  • 9:10 - Hobbs describing his preparation to ensure he meets the correct pacing 
  • 10:35 - Coach Warhurst shares the history of the 'Michigan work-out' 
  • 14:20 - Hobbs' thoughts on the performing the Michigan work-out 
  • 15:25 - Hobbs breaking down his early 2023 indoor season races thus far
  • 17:50 - Hobbs' unveiling his upcoming racing schedule 
  • 18:50 - Coach Eccleston highlighting his partnership with the Very Nice Track Club
  • 21:00 - Coach Warhurst talking the amazing longevity of excellence from Nick Willis
  • 24:10 - Episode Closing