I’d say continue to gradually increase your mileage. Endurance is the key to success in distance running. I prefer to have kids get to 2:15 in the 800 before moving up to the mile. This way, you...Read More
Mick Grant & John Molvar
Mick Grant and John Molvar have been contributing coaches and writers over the last several years for Youth Runner Magazine and answering lots of questions here at Ask a Coach.
Mick Grant has been coaching youth athletes for over 30 years with astonishing success. Parents of many ordinary local kids have requested him to coach their children to become better runners. The results he has gotten are nothing short of remarkable including National Champions six consecutive years. Several of his runners have gone on to become State and National high school champions including Russell Brown, who went on to run a 3:51 mile and Chantelle Dron, who ran a 4:22 1500 meter run at age 15. Mick Grant and John Molvar have published a fantastic book that is available on Amazon.com called the "Youth and Teen Running Encylopedia"...if you're a coach, parent, or an athlete that wants to get better you've got to check it out. You can dowload for just $4.99. We've found many coaching books and manuals to be confusing, especially for the first time coach or parent of a new runner. Mick and John know how to break it down so it's easy to understand. Follow Mick on Twitter @FunFirstCoach.