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To date there is no evidence that marathon participation is harmful for children. A Scandinavian researcher, Bengt Saltin, found in a 1995 study that active Kenyan school children covered on average 8–12K [~5-8 miles] a day. That's a weekly total of 35–50 miles. William Roberts, M.D., medical advisor for the Twin Cities Marathon, has conducted ...


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Warming up, sleep, stretching (do it after, not before!), hydration, and proper shoes/surface are more important and would be the main factors in her getting hurt or physically "stressed". At her age though, she shouldn't need to train for endurance. Better to practice actual skills like juggling a ball, passing/receiving with a wall or partner, or skills to ...


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The big trouble with "hitting the wall" is that your body does physiologically react differently, and you need to train for that transition and working under the "post-wall" stress. The best way of doing this is "bonk training". Bonk is the runners term for the act of hitting the wall, and training and aiming to bonk means you are prepared when it happens ...



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