A.M. 10.1 with Jeff in 1:12:25. Then 2 with Benjamin, one mile in 6:35. We attempted to break 6:00 but after the first quarter Benjamin did not have it, but still finished at a respectable pace. Now this sheds more light on what's going on, and shows that what happened at the state meet was not just a bad day. We also measured him and discovered that he had grown an inch and gained a pound since August. However, if the accelerated growth was the problem he would have been out of breath, and he said that was not the problem - he felt he lacked the leg power. He also did not sound like he was out of breath. When James Leblow was having accelerated growth problems he sounded like a steam locomotive.
Just to be sure I told Benjamin to run with Jenny on his easy runs, and really fast (sub-6:00) twice a week. He's been doing a lot of those easy-not-easy runs at 8:00 pace. I let him figuring if he was choosing that pace naturally it was OK, but maybe not.
P.M. 0.5 with Joseph in 4:56. 2 with Jenny in 17:33. Julia ran 1.5 in 13:10.