Well ... we are full force into the volleyball season ... even though tryouts aren't until the end of next week. Summer leagues started the beginning of July and then camps began. Last week my daughter attended six FULL days (sometimes 10 hours worth) of volleyball camps.
Now, she has twelve days to master the mile. New varsity coach this year is requiring each of the girls to run a mile before the tryout session begins. If they want to make varsity, they need to run the mile in 7 minutes 45 seconds. This is fine. My daughter is physically fit, but she's not a runner. When we first learned of this new requirement, we went out and timed her mile. 10:30. ack. That was in the middle of the summer leagues and there wasn't a lot of time to work on improving it. Just before the volleyball camps, we timed it again. 9:32. Sweet. She shaved off nearly a minute. Today, we began the work of really improving her time before tryouts next Friday. Her time this morning: 8:45. Nice.
I'm sure she can master it. But she does not enjoy running.
Any tips for mastering the mile from my running pals out there? (I am SO NOT a runner!! I walk the track and cheer her on as she passes me each time!)