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Introduce concepts of pacing—a key element to running—in a simple and fun manner.

Elementary school kids are used to activities based on short bursts of energy alternating with rest. Begin teaching pace by helping children learn the following:

They can run at different speeds

  • What different speeds feel like when running

  • How tired a particular speed makes them feel

  • How to distinguish between constant speed (running at a steady, consistent pace) and variable speed (running at a fluctuating pace) Pacing is a tough concept so have fun exploring it with your elementary school-age kids without worrying that they achieve command of the skills.