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Coaching Youth Middle Distance Runners

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This work is a supplementary text for coaches who train athletes aged between 6 and 18 years old to participate in running events between 800 and 5,000 m. It is intended to function as a review of available research in the field and as a set of guidelines on how to apply that research. Topics discussed include nutritional concerns, psychological considerations, effective training methods, and competition strategies. Special attention is given to potential differences between genders. An appendix includes selections for further reading.