It's easier to see why the kid is doing so well:
13:18 next year???? Yikes.
Exactly. My son is a high school sophomore. He ran faster at one and two miles during the indoor season when he was doing only distance work because they have no track and the footing was too bad for interval work than he did during outdoors when they ran intervals whenever they had fewer than two meets a week. With all the racing high school kids do interval work is not at all necessary.
the dual meets were his speedwork
of course they do; just not 4 times a week like alot of lazy, uninformed high school coaches do. (2 interval workouts per week will work, if you know what you are doing)
With all the racing high school kids do interval work is not at all necessary.
I assume by workouts that means runs/workouts/races. I did 12-13 "workouts" per week in high school and rarely got over 55 miles per week. We only ran 2.5-3.5 in the mornings Monday-Friday and some of our easy afternoon runs were 5-7 miles. I really had to push it (in my mind) to get over 60 miles. I couldn't even believe that our rivals from texas and california and even our hometown were reportedly running 80+ miles. And yes we we had a good deal of success doing that. I'm not saying it's the only way, I'm just saying it can be done.
hard work wrote:
ok, here is to all you who said he is all natural talent.
he is doing 12 workouts a week which probably means he is doing at least 75 and at most 90 miles a week! that is about double what i do and i am a 9:50 2 miler. id say that with a lot more miles we can all bring our times down and stop making excuses. or at least i can stop believing the excuse.