A.M. Kids ran on their own. Benjamin 4, Jenny, Joseph, and Julia 1. Jacob rested. Cross-country meet tonight. I did a workout. 3x2000 in the canyon. First one up, the other two down. The times were 7:15.9, 6:28.5, 6:27.5. It felt harder than it should have and the form felt clumsy. Not that it is not always clumsy, but it was clumsier, I should say. I felt strength in the wrong muscles. I am suspecting I need to make a change in my strength training. So I decided no more running with dumbbells, and alter the back extension so that it works the part of the back that I feel matters for frame support when running.
P.M. Cross-country meet. 1500 meters. Benjamin won with 4:55 one more time using his patented long kick for the entire second half of the race. This is around 5:16 mile pace. I thought it was a good result for grass and hills. Joseph ran 6:45 winning Sub-bantams. Jenny did 6:49, 4th place in Midgets. Julia got third place in Bantams with 6:55. Jacob was third in Sub-bantams with 7:43. William ran 11:27 demonstrating great ability to focus and follow the course for a three year old. Thinking on the results - Joseph was a bit slower than what he should have been, but not too much. Jenny is still struggling with muscle pain, so I am glad she was able to run a somewhat respectable time. Julia ran maybe 10 seconds slower than what I would have anticipated basing the calculations on track performances and Benjamin. Jacob just does not know how to run a short race. I told him - it is a short race, just go hard from the start. But he just ran it like he did the 3 K and the 4 K - same pace. Well, he is only 6 years old, still does not have a good sense of pace or distance.