Coach Bartlett just told me that Matt, his top runner, ran 9:13 for a full 2-miles indoors this winter, not 9:16, so I updated the previous post. He told me some more. Matt is a senior, who has run for him throughout high school. Matt ran 4:36 last year in the 1600m. Therefore, his 2-mile PR pace this year, so far, is equal to his 1-mile pace last year. That's sure a lot of improvement! By the way, Coach said that Matt has basically no speed, so coach is very surprised that Matt just ran a 4:17 split in the Distance Medley Relay for 1600m, and matt was out in 63, so a little quick. So, Matt just ran 19 seconds faster than last year in the 1600m, when he was a junior.
Coach also said that many other runners on the team are setting big PRs. He has a freshman boy who just ran 4:46 for the 1600m. He has 3 boys running under 10 minutes in the 2-mile, and the big meets are yet to happen. Very cool!
Just to clarify I don't have 3 guys sub 10:00...not this year
I've been using Tom's approach for a few years but wanted to make sure I did not mess anything up in regards to Matt's senior year, so I reached out to him and the results have been, for everyone, excellent!
Formerly Swampscott XC (MA). Now Danvers MA XC/T&F