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Kate O'Neil

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Kate O'Neill, standout at Milton High School, as a senior, she won the Massachusetts division II state cross country title and finished runner-up in the mile at the Massachusetts All-State meet, and as a sophomore and senior, she and her twin Laura led Milton High to state cross country team title

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I have heard...

07/09/08 More

Stride length

This is a pretty tricky question. Some people overstride and need to shorten their stride while other people don't stride far enough and need to lengthen their strides. The best way to assess whe...

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I have one y...

07/13/08 More

Coaching XC

I have not actually read Joe Newton's book, but I have certainly heard of his legendary success. His years of success have made him one of the most respected high school coaches in the country. H...

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I was wonder...

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Achieving my goal

First off, I recommend working toward running 3 miles every other day. After you reach that goal, try to lengthen the runs to 4 miles. Eventually, you should work toward running 2 out of 3 days....

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If I am in r...

06/29/08 More

Summer training

The summer is a great time to try running more mileage. You have some time to gain endurance before the competition season starts. As long as you are comfortable doing 30 miles a week, I recommen...

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In races my ...

06/22/08 More

Pain In Races

Runners often get tight calves and sore feet during races so you aren't alone! The pain you are describing might be caused by your racing shoes. Your legs might just need more time to adjust to r...

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How do you p...

06/20/08 More

Race

The best advice I can give about pacing is practice, practice, practice! Pacing is always a challenge and I have certainly struggled with it over the years. If you are still in high school or mid...

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Hi, I am hav...

06/24/08 More

Speed training for dis...

Changing gears at the end of a race can be a difficult thing to do. I think the best way to conquer this problem is simulating the last 100 or 200 meters of a race during your workouts and practic...

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Hi I want to...

06/22/08 More

XC running

Cross country is an awesome sport so I'm glad to hear that you are going out for your high school team! For training this summer, I would concentrate on gaining some strength and increasing your e...

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What would y...

02/20/08 More

Running form

Your question is certainly a challenging one to answer! My form is not very good. I have been working for many years to improve it, but it is hard to re-train your body. Whenever I start to get f...

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My son is 11...

06/12/08 More

Youth sprinters

As a distance runner, I usually try to eat something nutritious that won't upset my stomach. Your son and I run very different events, but I think the same rules apply. Try to eat something with ...

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