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Parts of a Track

03/06/08 More

Parts of a Track

I'm relatively new to track & field, and I don't know all of the parts of a track. For instance, where does a 200 meter race start? 400, 800 etc. Are all track distances the same?

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Mental Toughness

02/27/08 More

Mental Toughness

Hi, I wanted to ask you what you think I should do to stay motivated. I usually do a 2 mile run at around six in the morning before school but some days I get up and just don't feel like doing it a...

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About wearing spikes

02/21/08 More

About wearing spikes

Dear Coach, A comment about sprinters who wear spikes - for those with large feet. Suggest to not buy a shoe without asking just because the shoe fits. The best spike for young people are general ...

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Running form

02/20/08 More

Running form

What would you consider having great running form?

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Sprints

01/24/08 More

Sprints

How fast does an average black student run per 100 meters ? I know that an average White person runs in 13 or 15 seconds. Are black students faster ?

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Getting better

01/24/08 More

Getting better

How much can a high school athlete expect to build up from one season to the next? I am a junior guy that ran a 16:18 in cross country this season. Next year I really want to get into the low fifte...

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Your high school days

01/24/08 More

Your high school days

Ian..........I heard that when you were in high school out in Oregon that you used to run 5 miles or so in the morning and then meet up with your teammates to join in for regular practice. Is that...

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Racing weight

01/17/08 More

Racing weight

For a good middle distance/ long distance runner, should there be a particular racing weight for them to compete at? I'm a junior guy, 5'9 and 135 pounds. This seems about right but I'm not sure ...

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8-12 year olds

01/15/08 More

8-12 year olds

We have recently initiated a running program for 8-12 year olds in Bermuda. We meet once or twice per week for 'training' and introduce the kids to various forms of workouts (intervals, fartleks et...

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Cross training

01/11/08 More

Cross training

Is it better to do other sports along with running to get some cross training, or to just focus specifically on running? What will help me to become a better runner?

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