Ask Coach Mick

About Starting a Running Program

Hi,

I am interested in starting an intramural running program at our elementary school, probably grades 6 - 8. I am clueless as to how to begin!

I have run for almost twenty years but know nothing about training terms such as 'splits', 'intervals', 'meters', etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Julie Florida

Dear Julie,

I'll try to help. The most important thing is to just start. Easy running and stretching will be the basis for building fitness. Fun will help the team grow.

Please let me know when you would like to begin. We can talk about intervals etc. later.

Best wishes, Coach Mick