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Running distance at age 11

06/22/08 More

Running distance at age 11

Recently my son asked to go for a run with me. He knew I was going to run a 5k on July the 4th and wanted to see if he could run a longer distance. We ran about 3 miles without any problem and h...

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Kids under 10-distances

06/22/08 More

Kids under 10-distances

Kids Under 10 Racing Long Distances "" Hi Mick, I'm the race director for our club's road race. It's 11.2 miles over a hilly course. We are part of a local race series in which there is a pri...

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8th grader wondering about ...

06/22/08 More

8th grader wondering about distance

My dad asked you about running long races. I do like to run longer races (5k or longer) more that the mile. I'm in 8th grade. Will the longer races help me in XC? Last year I ran 5:07, 1500m. M...

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9 year old

06/22/08 More

9 year old

Hi, I saw your column on the web and am hoping you can provide me some guidelines/advice. For the past several months, my son (age 9) and I have been running together on weekends. We run between 3 ...

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My kids want to run with me

06/22/08 More

My kids want to run with me

Good luck Mick Hi Coach, Recently I started running again (I ran cross-country and track in high school) and my kids are also very interested. I know that you can run too much as a youngster so my ...

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How slow should my easy run...

06/21/08 More

How slow should my easy runs be?

Hi Ryan,my recent 5k time was 19:25 a 6:15 pace, I can do 3x1,600 in 6:00 with 3:30 rest, I do my easy runs at 9:00 pace are they too slow or too fast they seems just perfect to me not too fast and...

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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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