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Age disparity

09/01/10 More

Age disparity

Our school has an XC program involving kindergarten through 8th grade. The coaches are all parent volunteers and the 8th graders are BORED! Are there some tips for challenging the early teena...

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High School Cross country

08/21/10 More

High School Cross country

My daughter runs cross country for her High School. She is 15. There are children as young as 8 who run with the team. Elementary, middle, JV and varsity all train together. The kids always compe...

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I'm a new coach

08/18/10 More

I'm a new coach

I have just recently been hired to coach cross country for the middle school where I teach. I am having a hard time deciding what kind of activities (curriculum if you will) to follow for my kids...

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Growth Plate Concerns

08/18/10 More

Growth Plate Concerns

I have a 7 yr old boy, and 9 yr old girl. They are both active in ice sports, soccer, swimming, and compete in kids of steel. What running distances are appropriate for them to train/race at for th...

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Running in a down economy

08/09/10 More

Running in a down economy

How big an issue is money for competitive high school runners in getting the right equipment - shoes, apparel, training gear? How do kids and teams get around the issue? Are there fundraising/hand-...

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Shot put

08/05/10 More

Shot put

when i get 14 how many pounds do i throw

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Too much?

08/03/10 More

Too much?

I have been running for 20 years off and on. Am VERY slow - 10-11 minute miles are fast for me. My son is 9 years old and extremely active and fit. He's played soccer and lacrosse for a number o...

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Puke after every race

07/15/10 More

Puke after every race

I run distance and do pretty good but I puke after every race. My buddies watch and laugh...it even showed up on Facebook. Any ideas on how to help me stop the puke?

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Hurting after 5K

07/13/10 More

Hurting after 5K

I ran a 5k last weekend but at the end I was hurting. What can I do to increase endurance?

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New coach needs help

07/06/10 More

New coach needs help

I'm a new coach, they were looking for volunteers and I signed up with no experience. The kids range from 8-12 and have shown interest in the 100-200-400 meter run. Any drills or advice on makin...

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