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running

June 11, 2019

Strength & conditioning goals for high school student-athletes

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June 27, 2017

Helping your athletes choose proper shoes

I thought I knew a lot about running. I had been a competitive distance runner on the national level for many years. So, when I was asked to work at a specialty running store, I figured it was a perfect fit. It was there that I learned how to anal...


May 15, 2017

Is foot pronation as bad as it seems?

Runners today must often travel to their nearest specialty shoe store for recommendations on the best footwear. Typically, after taking shoe size measurements, sales people will take the athlete through a gait analysis by either running across the sa...


May 4, 2017

Relieving shin splints in athletes

If you spend enough time around athletes, you'll most likely observe at least one of them putting ice on their shins after practice. Ask “why,” and the most common answer is, "I have shin splints."” Although it may be a common problem, shin spl...


February 3, 2017

Track & Field: Getting more from your warmups

The days of taking a lap and static stretching as a warm-up are over. Chuck Woolridge, the successful cross country and track coach at Campolindo High School in Moraga, California, has learned quite a bit about the ancillary aspects of running in ...


June 14, 2016

Poll: Coaches split on running as punishment for athletes

In May, Coach & Athletic Director asked readers whether they believe that running — suicides, laps, etc. — is an effective form of punishment for athletes. Here are the results of the poll along with some comments from coaches. • I feel...


July 21, 2015

Mapping how far athletes run during competition

Unless we're talking about track or cross country, its difficult to map exactly how far athletes run during competition. Fortunately for us, today's technology is helping us solve that problem. [caption id="attachment_13463" align="alignright" wi...


October 30, 2014

Cross country runner disqualified for carrying opponent to finish line


Seldom does great sportsmanship end in punishment, but that’s the case for a Wisconsin cross country athlete who aided a struggling opponent during a recent race.Shawano High School junior Teagan Monfils was disqualified from a recent 5K ...