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Running Opportunities For Kids

By Robert Cavanaugh

@RTC Training

Children’s running is on the rise in our area and across the country.  More and more of the local road races offer kids runs from short sprints up to the 1 mile.

Introducing kids to running at a young age can benefit them in all aspects of their life from becoming physically fit, sleeping better, eating healthier  and teaching them respect and commitment.  Yet, children are going to follow the lead set by the adults around them.  By making changes in your exercise regimen will benefit not only your health, but will likely improve the chances of your child wanting to get active and live a healthy lifestyle.

Running offers kids the sense of freedom and the sense of reward and achievement when they finish.  Like so many individual sports that rely on self-motivation and hard work to achieve success, running additionally teaches kids respect, commitment, confidence and builds self-esteem, all of which are important …

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10 Huge Tips For Your Next Race

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By Robert Cavanaugh

@RTCTraining

You have logged many miles over the past few months, and now it’s time for that big race. You may have no idea on what to expect, but by following a few running guidelines you will have a successful race experience.  Many experienced runners will say that the last 24 to 48 hours before the race is the most crucial time.

These 10 tips will ensure you run your best race and help you reach the finish line with a smile on your face:

1. Cutting down miles prior to race: Leading up to race day, your running mileage should decrease. Your training is complete, and now it’s time for your legs to get ready. The day before your race you should go for a 15-20 minute run, focusing on form and staying loose. Following your jog, make sure you get a good stretch in. (more…)

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