Use pacing activities to train middle and long distance runners to monitor and control their speed for more efficient running.
Teaching runners the concept of pacing is one of the most important goals of a coach. Pacing enables athletes to run further, as well as faster, but it is as much a mental concept as it is a physical one. While most high school-age runners will understand the concept of pacing, many will still go out too slow or too fast.
Explain to students that pacing is about using your energy efficiently and follow these guidelines during practices:
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