Dan Browne, if you don't know, was one the U.S. marathoners in the 2004 Olympics, and is the reigning U.S. Half Marathon Champion, a title he won here in Houston last January. You can get some training tips, and read his journal on his website www.danbrowne.com, and apparently he even reads the emails from random fans on the internet. He's currently training under Coach Alberto Salazar as part of Nike's Oregon Project.
What workouts do you think provide the most benefit to your running?
What is your training like right now? What is on the horizon?
DB: It depends on the distance. Mile repeats for the 10k and 1/2 marathon.
400's for the 5k and tempo runs for the marathon.
To what extent do you think performance enhancing drugs are used by elite distance runners?
DB: Training is getting back on track. I'm up to 80 miles a week. Hopefully I'll be there in Houston competing!
Will you continue running and racing even when you're really really really old?
DB: I have no idea really on that one. I've really tried to stay out of thinking about that stuff.
Do elite athletes feel a connection to the mid-pack marathoner, like we feel towards them?
DB: I'll run as long as the legs let me!
Thanks again to Dan Browne for his generocity. We'll be rooting for you when you come back to Houston to defend your title!
DB: Yeah, definitely. We all go the same distance! That's the most important thing after all.