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Training an 11 year old

06/21/08 More

Training an 11 year old

Mick and John, I wrote to you last week for some advice for my 11 year old daughter...I need some more help. She is one of the most talented runners on her track team of 4th - 8th graders and...

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Passing the baton

06/21/08 More

Passing the baton

Dear Mick and John Question: I'm teaching my girls the proper way to run a relay 4x100. Which pass works the best for them. I'm trying to eliminate them from bunching or running into each other at...

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Training for 9 year old

06/21/08 More

Training for 9 year old

I'm wanting to know what is a good training program for my 9 year-old son who runs for the local track team. He competes in the 400M, 800M, and 1500M races. He is very good condition for the most p...

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Race

06/20/08 More

Race

How do you pace yourself in long races like half marathons and marathons? How do you prepare for one?

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Training kids hard or not?

06/18/08 More

Training kids hard or not?

I am a youth track coach. We train three times a week in the summer. The kids range in age from 9yrs to 14yrs old. The problem is that some of the parents feel the kids should train more at a young...

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Training

06/17/08 More

Training

I recently coached a Girls on the Run program. One of the participants is very serious about running and wants to join the track team or x-country next year. She'll be a 7th grader. She's very dedi...

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Half Marathon + Marathon

06/17/08 More

Half Marathon + Marathon

Hi, I was wondering if at age 18 doing a half marathon or marathon would too much or I should wait until after college? I really love running and I do a lot of mileage and I want to try and see how...

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Marathon

06/17/08 More

Marathon

How do you pace yourself in a marathon and how do you train before one? How do you get started? What do you eat on day of marathon? How long you should eat before a race?

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Youth sprinters

06/12/08 More

Youth sprinters

My son is 11. What should he eat before the 200, 100 or 400 meter dash?

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Not Improving

06/09/08 More

Not Improving

I am a 10 year old girl and this is my first year on a track team. I run the 1500 meters and my times have not improved all season. How can I get faster? My times have been 6:00, 6:27, 5:59, 5:5...

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