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13 year old wants to improv...

06/22/08 More

13 year old wants to improve mile

Dear Coach, I am 13 years old and have run 2 miles in 11:45, a 5K in 19:02, and a mile in 5:42. I would like to improve my mile, but I am inexperienced and fade badly on the second and third...

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Sprint training

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Sprint training

I am a sprinter and I need some training workouts. I run the 100, 200, and 400m dashes. My best 100 is a 12.6 but I would like to get down to the state record 11.45. I am a junior high student ...

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Working up to miles

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Working up to miles

I have a daughter at age 8, and her friend at age 10.They have been working slowly on running a 5k. They are so motivated and are having a lot of fun. We don't time any of our runs and have slow...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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