Last night at 4:30pm I got word that I could take a few student-athletes to an indoor tournament, so I quickly entered them and made plans to get out to the dome for the afternoon. Under normal circumstances, I would have already planned to go to this meet. It is one of a series of five that is put on by the local track and field club (the one I have started to volunteer with) – I’ve signed the team up every year for four years, and other than my first year when I had only been hired by the school a couple of weeks prior – I have signed us up the day that declarations to enter are due (usually March 1st). Since the whole coaching thing was on the backburner for quite some time, I am very much disorganized. So, I could only take a few athletes (namely my more senior athletes). Next week we are back at the dome, but I shall be bringing the entire team!
It was a smaller meet – very reasonable numbers that allowed for the meet to progress at a good club. Those in the track world know that track meets can go on for hours – and that most big meets go on for days (OFSAA is three days long). These meets are short and sweet – about 4 hours tops.
We did pretty good! We had mostly 1st place finishes, a few 2nd places, and only a couple 4th and lower places. Not bad for the first team meet of the year. I am not really surprised though – I am more curious to see how my non-club athletes do, especially since I am about a month behind in my normal training plan for this bunch. But – we will deal!
In other news – I totally forgot that yesterday was the start of registration for grad school and I did not get into the online courses. I haven’t signed up for any courses for spring/summer as I am too busy with track to do in-class in the spring and I am not giving up my summer school income to take a class. I have been lucky enough to enrol in an online course late, so I am hoping to do the same this year.
What did you do today?
Do you coach?
Are you travelling this weekend?