This is a staple of our summer program. It’s a pretty simple workout — it’s a 10-mile run, after all. We revolve our summer program around this workout. It seems crazy simple, I know, but the beauty of it is that it is so adaptable for so many kids.
For our freshmen, it piques their interest. We start at five miles. For them, that’s the most they’ve ever done. So they do it and feel pretty good about themselves. then, we go to six miles, and seven, and eight… Obviously, we end up for the last month of summer doing 10-milers every Monday. The freshmen get to go farther than they ever went before. Sometimes, it’s pretty slow, but it opens their minds to new volumes of what they can accomplish. It’s truly awesome to see our new kids see how much they can do!
For our experienced kids, we preach this as not a feat of length, but of intensity. [Read more…]