Job interview tomorrow. Laidback has gone awol with some wounded warriors, and the MC is at The Important Track Meet. I was planning to go swimming tonight, but I don't think it's going to happen. Needing to get ready for the interview, studying up on a couple of programs I haven't looked at in 9 months.
MC called earlier today. He decided at the last track meet to run the 1600. Hasn't trained for it all year. He's been training with me instead of the school program. He ran a 5:00 mile, which is not bad considering lack of base, and basically speed work. We trained for a 4:50 which was a rather lofty goal, given we only had 15 days together.
He ran a 4:49. He called and said "Mum, I just did what you said to do."
This is awesome. It supports that the training philosophies actually do work. To get it so bang on shows that all that pace training helped. It's likely not enough to progress - we don't know as as of 5pm, the finals hadn't been run. He was in a slower heat, which he won. He hadn't run the 800 either - was starving and tired. I'm not so sure this is a good combination. It will be what it is. At least he be happy with the one result and show that the work paid off.
The biggest thing - "Mum I just did what you said to do." Gold to a mum of a teenager.
Added: 7:41pm - he just called to say he'd run a 2:05. Which curiously is exactly the time I'd trained him for. Something in these training methods :) Either that or we got lucky with a double fluke co-incidence