scaryfolks is a troll wrote:
What terrifies me the most about this post is some folks think 4 track workouts plus race is normal or okay. Four workouts yes, but four on the track is for a crazy fool that doesn't understand kids or the sport. I ran for a top D1 team and we were on the track twice a week. 6-8 workouts, but only 2 on the track. While girls do slow with age sometimes, this does sound like the coach is outa touch.
Not sure any of this should "terrify" anyone and no, this ain't scary.
You run track, you spend time on track. What else are you going to do, eat apples?
Can't wait to hear of all those D1 track teams playing Capture the Flag or Ultimate ...
Yes, some kids do slow down in HS and a different kind of training is required to keep them on the right path. That does speak to the inability of the coach to adapt. A lot of wasted talent down the drain. Seems to me this kid has a huge need for workouts at lower levels of effort but there is no concrete evidence that the workout frequency has anything to do with it. ... after she rests for a week.
You are wasting valuable time trying to reason with the coach. The only thing that may come out of that is the coach being able to convince you to defer. Change now.
You need to go to Phuk U.