Should youths run marathons? Should 7-year-olds run ultramarathons?
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
About 50 children 2 to 10 years old sprinted, jogged and walked around the LoanMart Madera Speedway on Saturday for the Kids Mini Sprint hosted by the Second Wind 5K.
More than 100 fans were in the LoanMart Madera Speedway grandstands, waiting for something they had never seen before.
Athletes need to be flexible.
Last week I became guilty of a tactic that I hate the most — the built-in excuse.
Before I explain, I’ll admit that I set out to write this column about someone else.
Does unsportsmanlike conduct exist in running?
There are two types of people in this world: those who find an excuse and those who find a way. Through running, I have been lucky enough to meet and surround myself with people who find a way.