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#1 GrowingRunners

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:17 AM

I'm a coach and teacher, and I constantly meet parents who are anxious about their kids' and running. I'd like to hear from you parents of young runners what your biggest fears are about running.

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#2 Charlie

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

That's a pretty interesting question. I think as a parent my biggest fear is that my child one do well or finish their event. It's so personal out there compared to other sports. You finish last everyone sees it.

As far as trying to coach them the most difficult thing is coming up with training ideas and how much to push them.

I did recently find some great information at New York Road Runners that is specific to coaching young runners.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 05:46 PM

As a parent for the most part the primary concern will be injury. You must remind that that running is one of the "safer" sports as compared to many others.

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