I've been really busy these last few weeks so have not been observing what is happening here. I too, was on that thread but really only contributed stories. Some interesting people came out and made some really good contributions.
Just yesterday my guys ran a "Tempo' or effort over 3 km .. None slower than 9:35 ( That was 16 yr old *) and none are doing anymore more than one "interval" session a week right now (Either mile reps @ 5k pace or 1km CV'c reps on Trails) all depending on what is happening. We are in the depths of a VERY wet Winter right now in Kiwiland.
One of the guys has a 1/2 marathon next week and another a 1/2 the week after. I will let you know how they get on.
* The 16 yr old was entered for a National Secondary School Cross Country which was held yesterday .. but unfortunately he could not travel .. various reasons .. but the kid is very bright and has a huge Academic load.
Looking at the results of that meet I feel he possibly could have placed top 10 . The kid who was 15th has never finished within 15 seconds of Liam in any race over 6km.
The 9:35 today was easy .. he looked as though he would trip over himself he was runing so easily. We are aiming for the National Schools Track Champs at the end of the year., Looking at the steeplechase where he is already National Champion for 16 yr olds.