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For school, I have to run at least a nine-minute mile, but my time is always around 10:30! This article is really helpful, thank you <3
by aprilshowers30 on 9/15/2012 11:12:52 PM
I finally got my dad to jog with me every evening, because I live at the edge of a suburban area and it's pretty dangerous to go out and run alone. Only a shame there's no hills around. They'd help.
by ibtiwiptywoo on 4/11/2012 6:32:24 AM
the girl in the picture DOES NOT look "anorexically thin". She looks healthy. I am quite thin myself and people have called me anorexic before, and it really hurts. it's just plain mean to make fun of someones body.
by yesnohellogoodbye on 3/27/2012 6:51:37 PM
The girl in the pic looks anorexically thin.
by Danerka on 3/8/2012 6:18:57 PM
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by Rilu on 10/30/2011 10:06:42 AM
by karatesis7 on 10/22/2011 8:27:03 PM
by chocolatecharme on 10/22/2011 5:49:47 PM
by chocolatebunny676 on 10/20/2011 10:48:45 PM
by needausername on 10/18/2011 11:22:41 PM
by socestar8 on 10/10/2011 5:36:06 PM
by skittleburst11 on 9/22/2011 1:27:01 PM
Thanks so much for these tips! I'm in varsity track and field and I was wondering what I could do to get better, besides just running back and forth. Thank you! BTW, do you have any tips on how to keep from getting sick all the time besides washing your hands. Thanks!
by ashambjor on 9/20/2011 2:52:22 PM
by klbugg97 on 9/15/2011 12:32:38 PM
by Amber8231998 on 9/12/2011 7:47:42 PM
by sailaway11 on 9/12/2011 7:37:04 PM
by Bethapus on 9/12/2011 7:24:17 AM
put your hand over your mouth
make a wish
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look at your hand
by Marceline1 on 9/10/2011 6:51:45 PM
by iheartu? on 9/10/2011 11:08:23 AM
I am going to try running like this. i am a good long distance runner but when it comes to sprints I'm dead.
by devann8 on 9/10/2011 10:16:21 AM
Awesome tips! On Thursday I ran 1.5 miles, and 1.75 miles on Friday. Its really good exercise- I'm torching calories really fast. Here is something that sucks though- when I speed up, i get a really bad stitch.
by basketballcutie11 on 9/10/2011 6:16:44 AM
i joined the cross country team at my school this year!! its kind of hard but it will get better with more practice!
by kaalaa on 9/9/2011 11:25:09 PM
by MakeItOrBreakIt:)) on 9/9/2011 10:43:50 PM
by olympians on 9/8/2011 4:49:17 PM
I went to softball camp...we ran a lot the first day to the point were I physically couldn't run anymore but the others were too hot. But I was still better than i used to be.
by beth_elbow123 on 9/7/2011 10:11:58 PM
this will be soo helpful for volleyball practice Monday when we run laps around the gym again and again and again. Time for me to start running! maybe even try cross country next year?
by cece-marie on 9/7/2011 10:08:57 PM
we have two weeks of two-a-day practices in soccer before school starts and all we did was run. we ran the mile 5 times and you have to improve your time or you have to sprint for a while. also we probably sprinted/ran 7 miles during conditioning so it was pretty much run hard or keep running. lets just say i got in really good shape, really fast.
by luve2cheer on 9/7/2011 9:12:57 PM
by peace-love on 9/7/2011 6:47:48 PM
by girlygirl<3 on 9/7/2011 5:24:10 PM
OMG thanks so much GL for posting this article, it's so helpful!
by foreverme! on 9/7/2011 12:47:38 AM
by jollymoemoe on 9/6/2011 11:35:50 PM
by eco_chica on 9/6/2011 9:57:03 PM
Omg! Did i ever tell Gl that i love them so much? I have been dying to know how i can run faster in my miles for pe and i look on gl.com and guess what? They posted this!!! Thanks so much you dont know how happy i am right now!
by isabella4 on 9/6/2011 9:54:25 PM
by springfieldjr14 on 9/6/2011 9:31:07 PM
by Toostie82 on 9/6/2011 9:17:03 PM
by erinciconte on 9/6/2011 9:00:26 PM
These are all good tips One thing I would add is to STAY hydrated during the day. I didn't have any water one day and of course I forget a Gatorade to practice Worst running mistake ever. . .
by ToasterKisshuFanGirl97 on 9/6/2011 8:09:12 PM
I am preparing to run my first 5-mile race and these tips really helped me to remember to shake up my workout on different days. Thanks Girls Life!
by lolqueen4u on 9/6/2011 8:06:16 PM
thanks GL hopefully this will help me cuz i'm going to start trying to run more often this fall for my basketball season!
by fallsb-ball on 9/6/2011 7:29:15 PM
Great tips! I think listening to music or running with a friend definitely help motivate you. Changing up your route makes it way more interesting!
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by thecupcakequeen on 9/6/2011 7:26:18 PM
Haha when I was in cross country my least favorite thing was running up hills. My favorite part: running down hills
by kaceym on 9/6/2011 7:09:42 PM
Oh my gosh this helps me soooo much because I just got home from cross country and I felt really slow and realized that I need to work on posture and my abs. Thanks GL!
by HMS712 on 9/6/2011 6:23:55 PM
these are awesome
by Classy_Cassy on 9/6/2011 5:28:05 PM
hahaha i wish i could do this. im to lazy lol im sooo uber lazy
by sammy8550 on 9/6/2011 5:20:53 PM
im thinking about joining the basketball team but i might not join because of how hard the running is. i hope this helps!!!
by tswiftluver13 on 9/6/2011 5:06:53 PM
I am joining the cross country team this year- this is great!
by basketballcutie11 on 9/6/2011 4:58:58 PM
These are awesome tips! Also, another one is breathe out your nose not your mouth when running, it helps so much!
by nerdisthewurd26 on 9/6/2011 4:47:41 PM
I joined the Cross country team today at school- this really helps!
by RaceTiger7 on 9/6/2011 4:42:54 PM
Muscle weighs more than fat, so that’s why you gain weight instead of losing it when you workout regularly.
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