We had wind, sun and the smell of hamburgers grilling near the start of the 100. At the last exchange for the 4 x 100, smoke from the grill poured across all six lanes but no one missed their hand-off because of it. 8:40 -9:00. My colleague and I walk some laps on the track… Continue reading Notes on the day
I recently decided to enter some races on the track. A good friend encouraged me to try coming back to sprinting and I did. He’s 55+ and I’m 52. For our respective ages, we’re in pretty good shape. I hadn’t run a track race in about 15 years. So yes, I reactivated my track club… Continue reading Deciding to Race When I Thought I Was Done
One of the privileges of my professional life has been to serve as a coach to our school’s track and field teams. I started coaching at the school in 1992. 25 years ago. I have taught at the school for 21 years. I have been a parent for 23 years. If I add on my… Continue reading Coach Spelic
I’ve been a track coach for more years than I have taught. For the bulk of my coaching years I have focused on sprinters. While I know a fair amount about technique and training, when the athletes are on the track and in the race, there is not very much I can do for them.… Continue reading Use your arms!