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Young Runners The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids from 5 To 18

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ISBN-10: 1416572996

ISBN-13: 9781416572992

Edition: 2009

Authors: Marc Bloom

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A lifetime of joyful running and good health begins here.Loaded with clear and practical information that parents, coaches, and children can put to quick use,Young Runnersis a comprehensive guide to recreational and competitive running for children of all ages. Former running coach Marc Bloom draws on years of experience, as well as on some of the most successful youth running programs in the United States today, to offer a safe start for our youngest runners and continued healthy running through adolescence.Young Runnersincludes: Training programs for children aged 3 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18, including warm-ups and stretches for injury prevention Information about speed and distance,…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Marc Bloom, an award-winning journalist, is a features writer for The New York Times and Contributing Editor of Runner's World.

Preface Young Runners: The Rules
A quick-reference guide to healthy handling of young runners
Introduction The Kids' Running Revolution
Children thrive as youth events and programs sweep the nation
Running with a Head Start
Outrunning childhood obesity with a commitment to exercise and nutrition
Running with Smiles
Kids learn to start running and enjoy it a few strides at a time
Running with Young Racers
A popular children's race series teaches fun and fitness for toddlers on up
Running with Healthy Schools
A model PE program in Virginia leads to personal bests of many kinds
Running with a Fast Pace
A youth club in North Carolina shows no mercy on or off the track
Running with "Practice Phobia"
Middle school runners conquer peer pressures at all speeds
Running with the Female Body
Adolescent growth has a big impact on girls' distance running success
Running with the Male Ego
Giving boys an identity that nurtures running commitment
Running with Teen Dreams
In high school, smart training and teamwork produce the best results
Running with Danny
A special-needs runner teaches others the power of surpassing limits
Running with All Sports
How to run for speed, strength, and injury prevention in fourteen other sports
Appendix Running Events Nationwide
From Diaper Dashes to track and road racing, family fun, and fitness galore