On The Line, Episode 8: Nico Young


On Episode 8 of MileSplit's On The Line podcast, Cory Mull chats with Newbury Park's Nico Young ahead of the Arcadia Invitational. The Californian distance runner has high aspirations at the meet and will join a selection of the country's top runners as they hope to tear down new walls in the 3200 meter run. Beyond that one race, Young's hopes go far beyond a great race.

The fourth-place finisher at Nike Cross Nationals is aiming for a win at California's CIF State Championships one year after finishing out of medal contention in the 3200m. All of this is in steep contrast to Young's sophomore and freshman seasons, when he wasn't on the radar as one of the country's best runners. But the fast rising talent has certainly made a name for himself in 2018-2019. Check out what he all has to say about his season and more on this episode of On The Line. 

Run Of Show: 

  • Thoughts on his dramatic improvement year-over-year [1:10]
  • Overall progression [2:30]
  • Goals and motivations for his junior year [3:15]
  • Additional Training and Balancing The Right Mileage [9:40]
  • How head coach Sean Brosnan has helped Nico make next step [10:20]
  • The impact Sean Brosnan has had on Young becoming a blue-chip runner [11:10]
  • The Coachisms of Brosnan [11:30]
  • Low Volume vs. High Volume Mileage [12:10]
  • Transition in training from cross country to track and field [13:00]
  • Talking about the 3:48 [13:30]


    'One main thing is that I just I wanted to see how the season would go and kind of just move on after each race. I didn't set my mind on something too big.' -- Nico Young


    • Getting the best out of himself in training [14:10]
    • Group training [14:50]
    • Aspirations for Arcadia [15:50]
    • Strong year in California [16:30]
    • Long-term goals in 2019 [17:20]

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