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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

As I am packing to move my family, and digging through the proverbial treasures in the attic, I pulled out several old Colgate news articles that brought back some awesome memories. 30 years ago, during my junior year at Colgate, several women approached me about forming a Colgate women’s track club and asked if I […]

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 […]

With temperatures warming up and spring around the corner, it’s time to review what gear enabled us to survive one of the coldest Northeast US winters on record. With ambient temperatures often in the teens, and wind chill making it feel like zero (and on a few days below zero), we start with the Ibex […]