I follow a similar philosophy. I ask my athletes to commit to excellence in something. If they can’t or don’t want to do it in track then I encourage them to pursue other options and let them know that being mediocre in 10 things will never be as satisfying as being excellent (could be personal excellence) in 1-2 things.
Where is your decathlon mentality Mike? Be good in 10 things and great in at least two!
I like this blog… only thing I can understand is not coming back leaner and in great shape after the summer. Sometimes you gotta take a little time off and avoid that burn out that college seasons give you, but I guess your right because after a 3 weeks in the summer if I don’t start training hard I will freak out because I want to get better.