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?

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24 02 2011
blueollie

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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