NYTimes: Should Children Run Marathons?

24 02 2011

NYTimes: Should Children Run Marathons? http://nyti.ms/gKk6jx

I am toying with putting articles like this here.  Thoughts?



One response

24 02 2011

Articles sometimes spark discussion. One old school marathon coach (definitely NOT “penguin friendly”) says that kids should run marathons. His reason: they aren’t idiots. If they get too tired, the just up and quit. On the other hand, adults are stubborn enough to plow on and hurt themselves.

What I did with mine: we walked or jog those stupid little local 5Ks; she often wants to go. But we do it at a “go as she pleases” pace, just to finish.

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