Hi everybody - My 8 year old son just ran a 6'50" mile on the track today. I checked with the Presidential Fitness National standards, and that would put him in the 100th percentile for a boy two years his elder.
I'm not saying my son is the next greatest thing, but what do you all honestly think about how indicative this is of his running future/potential? I'm not going to be the psycho dad who burns his kid out by the time they're 12, but I also want to encourage him as much as possible if he's talented. Right now all he plays is soccer twice a week. When/how should I start spending more time with his running if he enjoys it?