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About my mile time

03/22/08 More

About my mile time

Hi. I'm a 13 year old runner and I just wanted to know if I would have been a qualifier at the Junior Olympics if could have had a chance. So please send me a qualifying time for the mile. I for...

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Coaching tips for 7th graders

03/22/08 More

Coaching tips for 7th graders

Could you please make a list of how to coach a 7 and 8th grade track team from events 100m through the 3200m.I was thinking the distance runners could start out at running 2 miles a day for a week ...

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4th-8th grade cross country...

03/20/08 More

4th-8th grade cross country coaching

I have been coaching 4th through 8th grade cross country for two years now. We have meets on Saturday with 7-8th graders running two miles and the 4-6 grades running 1 mile. We currently have a vo...

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Speed

03/18/08 More

Speed

I was wondering if I need to get some good mile times to help my 5k, or if I just need to work at getting my 5k time down all together. I have done XC for middle school which is 1.5-2 miles and am ...

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Training for 1200/1600

03/16/08 More

Training for 1200/1600

Hi, I did XC this year and am doing track this spring. My school races the 1200m and I am wondering if you could give me some training advice specifically for it, or the 1600m. I'm hoping to do bet...

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Improving running time

03/07/08 More

Improving running time

I am running track for my high school. I have been training consistently since the end of X-C season and am now entering track season. I love running, but I don't know how to train and pace to im...

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Parts of a Track

03/06/08 More

Parts of a Track

I'm relatively new to track & field, and I don't know all of the parts of a track. For instance, where does a 200 meter race start? 400, 800 etc. Are all track distances the same?

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Mental Toughness

02/27/08 More

Mental Toughness

Hi, I wanted to ask you what you think I should do to stay motivated. I usually do a 2 mile run at around six in the morning before school but some days I get up and just don't feel like doing it a...

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About wearing spikes

02/21/08 More

About wearing spikes

Dear Coach, A comment about sprinters who wear spikes - for those with large feet. Suggest to not buy a shoe without asking just because the shoe fits. The best spike for young people are general ...

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Running form

02/20/08 More

Running form

What would you consider having great running form?

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