Category Races

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015 Dual Meet New Canaan vs. Wilton

With 4 dual meets on the schedule, followed by the Connecticut Middle School State Championships and the Western Connecticut Conference (Middle School) Championship, we knew it would be a short outdoor track season. And recovering from an iliotibial band (IT) injury in late winter, my son was rebuilding at the beginning of outdoor track, only […]

Projected 2014 Connecticut HS State Open Boys Cross Country Championship

Amity, Danbury, Ridgefield, Hall, Staples, and New Milford are projected to finish first through sixth at the 2014 Connecticut High School State Open Boys Cross Country Championship at Wickham Park on Friday, October 31. The top six teams will advance to the New England Championship on Saturday, November 8, also held at Wickham Park this […]

2014 Wilton XC Invitational

This post is not about my son’s race at the Wilton XC Invitational on September 13. He ran a smart race and finished 2nd overall in the boys youth 1.5 mile race with a time of 8:40, and helped his team to a 3rd place among some of the best middle school teams in Connecticut. […]