Re: WOW

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r-at-work
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my kid runs and I don’t know as much as some of his coaches… Michael mentioned that he felt ‘too good’ after his race last week and thought maybe he should have kicked sooner… I told him to “talk to the coach” and that maybe he’s in better shape than he knows and coould possibly change his race strategy…

last year (winter & spring) the head coach was a bit pompous and my kid stopped running and took up pole vaulting… he had lots of fun but I think his conditioning slipped… I talked to the vaulting coach, nice young man who had placed second in the state (outdoor)his senior year and in Virginia that is something… I said that I didn’t want to tell my kid to run or interfere in whatever they were doing as coaches, he said he made the kids run before he let them vault so I felt better… so my kid hadn’t stopped running, the head coach just quit putting him in races at meets… when ever my kid mentioned anything about it I just defered to the coaches, said that I had no idea how they picked kids for the events…

ANYWAY… new head coach for this winter… former assistant coach (a former NCAA guy and alumni of the HS)that ALL the kids love, as my son said “till he makes us work hard”… that was another reason they didn’t like the other head coach, he eased off the workouts and times slipped… so my son will still vault, but he is already talking about running between seasons so he can “be at his best” for the “new” coach…

this secret problem has many sides… just yesterday my son was left off the roster for the big “away” XC meet and a freshman got on the list… the problem is my son runs 7-8 at most meets and I guess the totals left him in 8th… I can’t say a bad word about the XC coach, he’s the best, what could I tell my kid… I hugged him and I told him I loved him and that sometimes life is like that… fair isn’t always the easiest thing to live through when you’re 17…

-Rita