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Mile Time

Answered By Jeff Arbogast

Question

I am a twelve year old running track for the first time. My school has only one meet. I do the mile. I have done a 5:07 in practice. How is this time?

Answer

You do not say if you are male or female, but in any case, a 5:07 is a super time for your age. Your progress as of now should be governed by goal setting, proper workouts emphasing the fun of running, and getting familiar with the sport and fun of competing. You have years and years to go to enjoy this sport . . .keep it fun, get some coaching in your area that keeps you improving but hungry to run more, and learn all you can. It sounds like you have a great future! Take it slowly! Arb

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