Tag Archives: Youth Running

Teens and Marathons – Do They Mix?

I was wondering if it is safe for a healthy, athletic 14-year-old to participate in a full-marathon. He has a training program that he has researched and plans to follow. He currently is on a club swim team and rides … Continue reading

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Is Collegiate Running for You?

I often get into discussions with youth runners about running in college and beyond. Here is an article by a guest writer – Marina Salisbury -and her take on running after high school. Being a student-athlete is a matter of … Continue reading

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The 4-Minute Mindset – New Series Coming Soon

Greetings All! Soon I will be releasing a new video blog series called the 4-Minute Mindset. Each segment will focus on one specific aspect of mental toughness – YOUR mental game. From the ability to focus and distractibility; from stress … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp – Graduation Run – Final Day

The fruits of their labors all week long got them a 4 to 8 mile run. But not just any run! From campus we made it to the base of the Lowell Observatory hill. Then, a run to the top … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp – Day 2

The day wound down with a film about perhaps the greatest high school cross-country team in the nation out of Elmhurst IL – York Community High School. The movie is called The Long Green Line. The school has almost 10% … Continue reading

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Goal: I want to get faster each race.

“I just want to be faster each race.” “I want to progress every race.” “I want to get my PR each race this season.” Outcome thought: “…and if I don’t I’m a failure…” I hear comments similar to these weekly … Continue reading

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Elevate Running Camp 2011 – Summer Retreat

There are still slots available in both the youth and adult camps. We already have 6 states represented (Runners from 8 different states attended last year.) Sign up now – the deadline is coming! The youth camp (8th-12th grades) will … Continue reading

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