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After gettting home last week my daughter found out she had a track meet in North Bay today. The meet was attended by schools across Northern Ontario, representing about 500,000 population, so not a a small gathering. Jen decided to enter the 1500 and 3000, but not the 800, despite my pleadings. She had not run since last Sunday's HM, and was a little tentative about how well she would do. She also has never run these distances in practice or in competition, so it was a day of learning.<br><br>
Nevertheless, she managed to finish first in the 1500 in a time of 5:20, just ahead of a girl from another city. In the afternoon she ran and finished first in the 3000 in a time of 11:40. Based on her 1500 time I suggested she try to run 90 second laps in the 3000. She said she tried, but didn't have the legs to keep it up. She also said the girl she beat in the 1500 was her only serious competition, but that girl began to slow after at the half and finished well back.<br><br>
So it was a week of firsts for Jen. First in her AG at the HM, first 1500 and 3000, and first in both races. I am certain her success is due to her coach! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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This is where I'd put a smiley face if I could figure out how because I have nothing interesting to say, except that this made me smile.
 

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Awesome! She's talented young woman, and you should be proud of your coaching!
 

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That is very impressive. Your genes must have carried through. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> You have every right to brag.<br><br>
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Without a doubt on both counts! Her mother was a good athlete when younger. I was a slug! But a smart slug!
 

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Congratulations to Jen!!!<br>
To win the 1,500m and 3,000m. over those distances without race experience is exceptional.<br><br>
You didn't mention your daughters age.<br><br>
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Great!<br><br>
Does she intend to develop a running career?<br>
At 17 she is of an age where she can undertake some intensive training, provided she wants to go down that track. A little unsolicited advice, I feel she should be developing her 800m. and 1,500m. times and give away half marathons for at least 5 years
 

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I agree on her running shorter distances. If she qualifies in her region she will go to the HS provincial track meet in Ottawa in early June. She is planning to run XC at Guelph, which is the Canadian womens' XC championship team for the last two years. Coach says she needs to go under 20 min for 5k, so that's what we will focus on for the summer.<br><br>
The HM was a gift for several other accomplishments, including a $3,000 entrance scholarship into university in the fall. She is also a very good pianist, studying for her Grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music certificate.
 

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Sorry to tell ya Tigger, apparently genetecists have indicated that intelligence comes from the mom's side too.<br><br>
We're just along to keep the sabre tooth tigers away.<br><br>
But you've done a good job of that I hear.<br><br>
Congratulate Jen for me!
 

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Nothing like watching your kids do well. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Very cool. I watch my daughter when she runs...she has legs like a thoroughbred race horse! Man! She's going to tear up the track! She's just waiting for me to get better so we can run together.
 
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