Last week, we had a 1/2 mile run for time to serve as a starting point in our training. We had runners that were able to complete a 1/2 mile in 3:03 to 5:23 and everything in between. Our goal is to work up to at least a mile run without stopping; with a stretch goal of completing a 5k (3 miles).
We created three student groups based on their times. In the small groups, students discussed with each other how they felt during the half mile run, things that went well with the run, and how they want to improve for the next half mile run. Many students stated that wanted to run faster, others said they wanted to run without having a pain in their side, and some just wanted to run the whole time.
This week, we will be ..
- Warm-up -- 1 lap relay (four people on a team) - 5 minutes
- Stretch - 5 minutes
- Lesson -- Form - using your arms - 5 minutes
- Group work - 20 minutes focused on individual goals.
- Stretch/wrap up 5 minutes
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