May 15, 2015: PE

For each of the lower grades I teach, I have given them a representative example of the running paces a class has performed during our distance and stamina training working towards our mile run.

For fourth grade, I am very happy to illustrate a class exhibiting what I have come to witness as, 'A High Tide Lifting All Boats.'   This illustration is not representative of all my students, but it is an ideal that I work to achieve as an educator.   This class has embraced and actualized my underlining creed that I stand by,  STRIVE, ENDURE, ACCOMPLISH.   This was the motto of my own high school cross country team.  I have been bringing it to TIS for 11 years.  The high level of commitment and 'buy-in' by these students has pulled out great effort and performance from the entire class.  Easily one of the highest achieving classes I have had.  

Here is a slice of the body of work performed by this class.  It will show 4 lap intervals, 8 lap intervals, and their 16 lap interval run this year.  8 laps is close to 730 feet longer than a mile.  In each of these runs, the runner ran at least 6 laps.  I will report the four lap (half-mile pace),  For races over a mile, I will include the mile time of 8 laps as well.  DNF means Did Not Finish.


        4 laps             4laps             8 laps         8 laps            4 laps             8 laps            8 laps              16 laps                           4 laps x 3   2 minute rest inbetwen
        3/30/15          4/2/15          4/7/15          4/15/15          4/20/15          4/23/15          4/28/15          4/28/15                             5/6/15
1)       3:42              4:10        4:06/8:19        4:09/8:25           3:56           4:00/8:13       3:58/8:16       4:12/8:45 &2mile 17:50     3:54/3:45/3:47
2)       4:00              4:11        4:05/8:26        4:10/8:37           3:59           4:01/8:15       3:59/8:17       3:54/8:09 &2mile 16:52     3:57/4:09/4:20
3)       4:26              4:51       4:59/11:42       5:00/10:07         5:29           5:20/10:22     4:44/10:03     5:01/10:33 2mile  22:12    4:53/4:51/injury
4)       4:00              4:44       5:10/10:19       5:13/10:59         5:23          5:02/10:22     4:59/10:19     5:32/11:10 2mile   22:47    4:34/4:54/5:06
5)       4:52              5:04       5:05/9:56         5:50/12:30          injury       6:02/13:26     5:30/11:36      5:32/10:58 2mile  24:07    5:05/4:46/4:51
6)       4:24              4:54       5:10/10:04       4:50/9:46           4:52         4:52/9:51        4:56/10:11            absent                        4:58/4:59/4:59
7)       4:26              4:54       5:19/9:50         5:10/10:14         5:23         6:10/13:28         absent        6:22/14:17  2mile 29:20    5:53/6:30/5:16
8)       5:10              5:42       5:23/11:34       5:18/11/04         5:07         5:45/12:11          absent        5:32/11:36  2mile 25:30    4:43/5:03/5:20
9)       5:51              5:51       4:38/11:15       6:06/13:15         5:24        5:34/12:00       5:56/12:35     5:46/12:16  2mile 27:06    injury
10)     5:12              5:42       4:59/10:47      5:50/12:30         5:37         6:02/12:21       5:25/11:02     5:40/12:11  2mile 26:57     5:17/5:38/5:36
11)     5:02              5:17         DNF              5:36/11:39        absent         absent             absent        5:43/11:15  2mile  25:50    5:13/5:23/5:49
12)    5:05              5:42        5:24/11:14      5:48/11:58          5:30        5:45/12:11        5:45/12:21    5:36/11:36  2mile 25:28     injury
13)    5:31              5:50       4:38/11:14       6:06/13:15          5:43        5:42/11:59        5:56/12:35    5:46/12:16  2mile 27:06    5:02/5:31/6:17
14)    6:25              absent   5:55/14:41       8:50/DNF            7:37       17:17/36:26      7:42/17:08    6:20/12:41  2mile 25:53     absent    


If you would like to check to see how your child is progressing, just send me an email.

Mark your calendars for May 19th at 9:30 am to watch my fourth grade class run the mile at Duniway Park Track.  This will be an exceptional run!

Coach Robert