Category Archives: Kids Running

I’m What Age for Track and Field?!

Track season is kicking off here is South Carolina and with a new year, come new age groups for many kids. My kids run USATF meets. Running has different age rules compared to come other sports like swimming. In swimming, … Continue reading

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Picking Events for Your Next Track Meet

Track and field meets are great because they give young athletes the chance to try several different types of events. There are sprints, middle distance, and distance running events as well as a variety of jumping and throwing field events. … Continue reading

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May 2016 Youth Track Meet…My Kids did Great!

As you may know, my kids run for the local track club. My son runs for his high school but participates for the youth track club when his high school season is over. This year, his high school team was … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things to Know about Your Kid’s First Track and Field Meet

My kid’s track club had their first meet this weekend. They had a great first meet and got a look at some of their competition for the season. Luckily, this is season number eight for us so we are well … Continue reading

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How to Run with Your Child when they are Faster than You

Have you ever tried to go on a fun, easy run with your kids but they are so much faster than you that they leave you in the dust almost instantly? That happens to me to a regular basis. By … Continue reading

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Is Your Young Runner Overtraining?

It has been three months since my daughter started taking speed and agility classes. The classes were fun and challenging and we learned a lot about how and when to fit them into her schedule. Unfortunately, we learned all of … Continue reading

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Top 40 Items to Take to Your Kid’s Track Meet

Our first track meet of the season is rapidly approaching. The kid’s first meet is this coming Saturday and they are really excited. I, however, am in full pack-mule mode. In the past week, I’ve purchased over 100 bottles of … Continue reading

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Track & Field Season Has Begun

Track season began for my high school hurdler in February and my elementary distance runner just this week. It does not seem all that long ago that cross country ended and now we are into track season. For high school, … Continue reading

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Strength, Speed and Agility

My daughter started taking some speed and agility classes this week. Her brother took them a few years ago and they really helped his sprinting. Now, my daughter is a distance runner but I do think that these classes will … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for pre-season runs

My daughter’s track team started pre-season runs last Sunday. Thank goodness because it gives us an opportunity to run where she can just let loose and go without me worrying about where she is because she’s running with a group … Continue reading

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