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Sara Hall

About

Sara won her first USA title at the CVS Pharmacy 5K last year. She was also a 4-time High School State champ and a Footlocker National Champion.

Achievements

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I have been ...

12/30/07 More

Increases

I would start out trying to increase to 3/4 mile every other time, and stay at 1/2 mile the other times. Once that gets easy, run 3/4 mile every day, and gradually build up to 1 mile every other d...

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our coach as...

12/16/07 More

Journals

I think it's a great idea! It is great to look back on what you've done in training to learn how to progress. For instance, say you are feeling tired or get hurt, you can look back and see where ...

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Sara, I've ...

12/14/07 More

Coaching girls

I'll do my best! This is not always the case, but often times girls at the high school level enjoy running because of the social aspect of the sport. I would try to build comraderie within the te...

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Sara, What ...

11/22/07 More

How did you adjust

For me, the hardest adjustment was getting used to all the moving. We move from sea level to altitude locations throughout the year to maximize our training, which is both exciting, but also cause...

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Some days I ...

12/28/07 More

Motivation

Thanks for your honesty. I think all athletes feel the same as you at some points. There is a certain feeling that even elite runners usually get before races that is a nervousness mixed with dre...

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sarah, i've ...

12/18/07 More

Choosing sports

That's a good question, I struggled with that early on in junior high and high school. At one point I was on two track teams, a traveling soccer team, a basketball team, and playing piano! When I ...

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Sarah, I ran...

12/19/07 More

Off season

Wow, congratulations on junior olympics! That's great! At 14 (I think I was a freshman in high school...?) I did more mileage than most high schoolers. Mileage is a very individual thing, I think...

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Sarah....i'v...

12/20/07 More

Freaking out

Sorry to hear about those nerves! As I mentioned to someone else, I think all athletes feel the same as you at some points. There is a certain feeling that even elite runners usually get before rac...

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Is weight li...

12/21/07 More

Lifting

Yes, I think weight lifting is a good idea to make runners better overall athletes! We run in a straight line, but sometimes the muscles used in side-to-side motion and other motions get weak. It...

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Sara, I'm...

12/28/07 More

Pushing

That's a great question, I think it is a fine balance. I think it is great that you run with your kids at practice! That is valuable time spent together that most parents don't get to share! I th...

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