Monthly Archives: June 2015

Goals and Plans for 2015 Middle School Cross Country

With the completion of my son’s 2015 middle school outdoor track season, and able to build on momentum and motivation gained during the track season, we’ve designed our goals and plans for a successful 2015 middle school fall cross country season. The formula is simple: Set goals Plan Execute Adjust plan as needed Have fun […]

2015 Outdoor Track Retrospective

Four quick takeaways from my 13 year-old son’s completed 2015 outdoor track season: Health Staying healthy enables consistent training and development. Several injuries and illnesses have interrupted training over the past year, and adversely impacted developmental progress. My son’s physical growth (6 inches in height and 2 full shoe sizes in past 6 months) have […]

2015 WCC Championships – Everything Comes Together

We turned left out of the middle school driveway and headed towards the Merritt Parkway. My son, who had just stepped off the bus that returned from his class trip to Lake Compounce amusement park, voiced his concern: “Dad, I though we’re going home, I don’t feel well and don’t think I can perform at […]

Pre-Conference Championship Workout Part 2

Race sharpening workout with my 13-year old son in preparation for next week’s Western Connecticut Conference Middle School Track Championship. Following Thursday’s progression workout (sets of 800/400/200) (part 1), and easy 6 mile trail runs each on Friday and Saturday, our final workout today (Sunday) comprised 12 rolling 200’s at slightly sub-goal race pace (part […]

How much is too much?

We just witnessed history with two high school boys, Matthew Maton and Grant Fisher, breaking the 4-minute mile barrier as the 6th and 7th high schoolers to do so, and the first time two have achieved that feat in the same year. Both ran identical 3:59.38 times, Maton at the Oregon Twilight meet on May […]

Pre-Conference Championship Workout part 1

Challenging workout today with my 13-year old son in preparation for next week’s Western Connecticut Conference Middle School Track Championship. First anaerobic workout of the season, with most of our training up to this point consisting of medium and long trail runs, uphill mile tempo runs, sets of threshold 1K’s on the track, and speed […]

2015 CT State Middle School Track Championships

Start of CT state middle school 1600 meter race, 2nd fastest of 4 heats, son in lane 1 A week after the New Canaan-Wilton dual meet, and the triple with 3 PRs, high hopes turned to frustration and disappointment for my 13-year old son at the 2015 CT State Middle School Track Championships at Manchester […]