Monthly Archives: November 2014

Silver Lining

While my son is waiting for the official results from USATF Connecticut for yesterday’s Junior Olympic cross country meet in Litchfield, we do know that he did not qualify for the Region 1 meet in Augusta, Maine, and we are therefore reflecting on the concluded cross country season and thinking about accomplishments and lessons learned. […]

Not Done Yet

Less than a week ago, I wrote about my 12 year-old son’s frustrating cross country season, fraught with injury and illness, and the importance of being healthy to enable consistent training, leading to performance improvements. Little did I know that about a week before his Connecticut Association Junior Olympic qualifier, he would sustain yet another […]

Improvement, Consistency, Health

To achieve athletic goals requires improvement over past performance. Improvement requires consistency in training. Consistency is possible assuming an athlete is healthy. Learned that from youth coach Mick Grant. Simple? Read on! My 12-year old son has several goals for this cross country season, and he built a solid aerobic base over the summer to […]