Will Leer

Post-"Church of the Sunday Long Run" class picture. Reminiscing about the good ol' days. Who wins for cheesiest pose? #skittles #tastetherainbow #longrun #middleschool

Had the tempo goin' up on a Tuesday during my #verynice workout this morning at UCLA. Get ready for more pictures of mountains and dirt roads; tomorrow I (along with the vast majority of America's best middle distance athletes) am headed back up to Flagstaff for five weeks of altitude training. #verynice #nikerunning #niketf #justdoit Photo credit: @jwjeffer

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#tbt to getting my life back on track. Nothing like a couple of rejuvenating weeks in SoCal to make the body whole again. Hefty amounts of sun and rest killed off the virus that derailed my Wanamaker Mile race and helped replenish my stores of vitamins C & D before the next hard training block begins tomorrow! @nicksymmonds and I will be honoring those competing at the @usatf Indoor National Champs this weekend in Boston with a #verynice ball-buster workout tomorrow at UCLA. #niketf #nikeLA #nikerunning #werunLA #teamRunGum Photo credit: @jwjeffer

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Sometimes things don't go as planned. But there's no excuse for not being prepared to get the job done to the best of your ability. That means being geared up and packed for PRs! Today's makeshift workout called for a little strength, a little speed, and a need for comfort in battling the elements in New Jersey. An extra special thank you to @princetontrack for granting @aishapraught and me guest access to their fantastic facilities. #BeijingBound Get fitted for fast at nike.com/tf #niketf

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Hot? Iced? Or chewed? So many choices on how to fuel this cross-country flight. #chewrungum #coffee #NYRRWanamakerMile #NYRRMillroseGames #LAtoNYC

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We are not sure if it's his devastating kick, his vibrant personality or his epic beard that has elevated @williamleer to icon status in the sport of track and field but we do know that we are happy to have Will as a part of #teamRunGum. Go check out Will's bio on GetRunGum.com and wish him luck as he prepares for the Wannamaker mile this weekend. #RunGum

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At the world premier of #McFarlandUSA. Thanks to @usatf and @DisneyPictures for the great evening!

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Watching friends crush the #mile last night at the #NBIGP has me pumped for next weekends @newyorkroadrunners Millrose Games. The #NYRRWanamakerMile field is epic. My final race preparations begin today. I'm excited to put on a good show. After all, it's New York City and its going to be #verynice . #nike #nikerunning @totalsportsus @armorynyc

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#tbt to a day in the office with @fishingthewildside at a top secret lake near Walker, MN. Our catch rate was about one fish every four casts. This was, without a doubt, the most ridiculous two hours of fishing I have ever experienced. Each fish landed was seemingly bigger than the one before. In this instance, @aishapraught may have taken "throw it back" a bit too literally. Not to worry, PETA, as no fish were harmed in the filming of this video. #nevernotfishing #catchandrelease #minnesota #thenorth #summer #nikefishing? Special thanks to @RangerBoats and @team13fishing for creating truly excellent products allowing a novice like me to catch a lunkers!

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A most welcome sign for runners. Who wouldn't want to tackle this beautiful road? Another inspirational service at Church of the Sunday Long Run in #Flagstaff with @patkc13 @macfleet @haasruns @hassyhass35 and @tomfarrell1 .

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Hats off to @macfleet @patkc13 @tomfarrell1 and the @oregontrackclubelite for winning the first annual Flagstaff Cricket Darts Challenge. It was a close game until "skill" came in to play. #verynice #nikerunning #threestripelife

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It went DOWN today in Sedona. Workout after workout after workout was crushed by visitors from Flagstaff. Very Nice Track Club members @willisnick @maverickdarling and I conquered another Ron Warhurst special today: 8 x 45 second hill reps followed by 200m/300m/400m/600m/800m/2x300m at race pace. Touching race pace at 4,500 ft was a shock but surprising how smooth it felt with the crew. Excited to step on the track and let the legs rip in a couple of weeks! #verynice #nikerunning #nevernotrunning Photo credit: @tomfarrell1

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AFTER THE PARTY IT'S THE AFTERPARTY. @willisnick recounts today's #verynice workout to the @flotrack_trackisback film crew. On tap was a four mile tempo followed by 6x600m and 4x200m, but it was a lot harder than it sounds at 7,000 ft. Many thanks to @nautrackfieldxc for allowing us access to their beautiful 300m indoor track after Mother Nature dropped six inches of the fluffy white stuff on us over night. Here's to another great day of training in #Flagstaff .

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CHURCH OF THE SUNDAY LONG RUN Why Flagstaff? This is why. It takes a special place to unite the home and visiting teams. Today saw @nautrackfieldxc @naz_elite @teamrunflag @ppxc_tf @oregontrackclubelite and the Very Nice Track Club converge for their weekly long runs on Woody Mountain Road. Many thanks to all for showing up. Even as the running community here continues to grow it maintains its inclusiveness. It's one of the main reasons we all keep coming back. #nikerunning #verynice #flagstaff #longrun #nevernotrunning

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Do you still get the urge to run with reckless abandon? We might call it "sprints" or "strides" now, but not all that long ago we called it "playing". This evening, at Buffalo Park, was one of those times for @willisnick . After an easy 5 miles with @bbjamin15 @aishapraught @maverickdarling and myself, the setting sun illuminated this Kiwi's vivacious grin and he just had to run. What this photo failed to capture was the animal mimicry which took place mere seconds afterwards when a foursome of deer bounded past us in pure enjoyment of their own athleticism. Impressed and clearly inspired, Nick's final strides were powerful, smooth and awesome to watch. They were, simply put, very nice!

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TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK. Great day of tempo running with @maverickdarling alongside a couple of our @naz_elite hosts @bbjamin15 and @mattllano . High fives all around. #verynice #nikerunning

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"Yeah Coach, I eat fish." -Hassan Mead. A hard day of training requires proper replenishment. Tonight's meal, courtesy of @aishapraught , consisted of the following: wild sockeye salmon, roasted sweet potatoes, kale salad and sautéed squash.

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THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN. Had a great first workout in Flagstaff with @naz_elite as our hosts. Many thanks for not letting the paces get out of control for the sea-level creatures. #verynice #nikerunning #flagstaff

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## RED SKY AT NIGHT, RUNNER'S DELIGHT ## So happy to be in Flagstaff. As the sun sets on our first full day at altitude we are full of excitement for the month ahead. Bring on 2015! #nikerunning #verynice

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From our family to yours, Happy New Year! #2015

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