Using your framework, I rewrote our middle-distance training.
For context, we were 2021 State Champions in XC and Track for Boys and runners-up for girls, but more was needed.
We competed this weekend for the State meet and won both Boys and Girls.
• 4x800 Boys 1, Girls 2 (Both with new school records)
• 1600 Boys 1st and 2nd (favorite race of the season and a story I hope to tell you next time I see you)
• Girls 2nd (new school record), 8th, 9th
• 800 Boys 1st 3200 Boys 4th and 8th, Girls 1st and 8th The boy who won the 1600 and 800 did not lose a race in 1600, 800, or 3200 all season (He did not run 3200 at State). Took his pr from 4.24 to 4.14 The young woman took her 1600 from 5.17 to 5.03 and 3200 from 11.25 to 10.57.
So thank you for challenging me to rethink how we did things and for offering tools to do something different.