“I do a really good job not trying to be Nick’s coach,” Tom said. “I trust Don 100 percent. I’m proud of this because I give very little advice to Nick other than to listen to his coach. Don and I share the philosophy that it’s not all about running a bunch of miles. I believe in running moderate amounts of miles while also keeping yourself in the proper shape to beat other runners at the end of a race.”
Keeping yourself fresh and not being overworked at the high school level should keep Nick on the right path to compete far past his graduation next year.
“I want to run in Division 1,” Nick said. “I have a few schools in mind, but I don’t want to say where yet.”