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Controlling my nerves

08/08/09 More

Controlling my nerves

I feel fine an hour or two before my race but somehow when I am stretching and warming up for my race I start feeling really nervous. I have recently got worse with my nerves and have been sick the...

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Distance Running

07/31/09 More

Distance Running

I personally have been running marathons for years. This year my 14 year old daughter was dying to train with me and run. I allowed her to do so and she was quite successful. She completed 3 mar...

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Peaking for extended periods

07/30/09 More

Peaking for extended periods

I live in Illinois and our state meet is early in November, but Footlocker Midwest isn't until the 28th, not to mention just getting out of my sectional is going to be hard... I'm planning on fres...

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Regressing performance and ...

07/23/09 More

Regressing performance and techniqu

I have a first year sprinter whom's preseason and midseason workouts consisted of sprint endurance and speed development. Toward the latter part of the year, we moved her up to the middle distance...

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Training for running the mile

07/14/09 More

Training for running the mile

My 14 yr old son will be running the 1600 meter on a track in two weeks. He plays soccer and is in very good shape, his best time is 5:03. What training can he do in a two week period to improve ...

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How fast should my slow run...

07/13/09 More

How fast should my slow runs be?

2 months ago i ran a 5k in 18:45 , I can do 4x1600 in 6:00 with 4:30 rest in training now every other week and tempo of 4 miles at 6:55 pace, I do my easy runs at 9:00 pace are they too slow or too...

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Long Jump/Triple Jump

07/06/09 More

Long Jump/Triple Jump

I would like to know if there are actually people that teach long jump and triple jump other than the team coaches. I am looking for someone to help my child. I'm not even sure where to start loo...

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Speed Approach or Endurance?

06/26/09 More

Speed Approach or Endurance?

Many coaches say that kids should be taking a speed approach in training and then run higher mileage weeks when their older. However the Kenyans, Ethiopians and other east africans are running 5-6 ...

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Question about young Runners

06/15/09 More

Question about young Runners

Hi, I am a student athlete that is currently working as a coach for my former high schools summer running program. I am in charge of the 5th and 6th graders, but really I don't know how to coach...

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Running the 800

06/02/09 More

Running the 800

It seems that my 800 is too slow for my skill, im am going to be a freshman and my mile is a 4:41, I also want to make the 4x8 team next year and they are 6th in the state. how can i get a better 8...

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