Shes 9 and has been running with me and the school since june, no she doesnt run everyday but she plays soccer,softball and cycles she is very active but since June her 1 mile times have progressively gotten worse, shes gone from 9ish minutes to 10+ minutes on any given night but she doesnt know that, I dont always tell her the times.
I am not concerned with time as much as I am about her getting side pains(side stints) on every run and cramps so bad she has to stop and walk. tonight we didnt make it 400 feet and it hit her so hard we walked the rest of the mile. She is devistaded because she knows her runs are getting worse, she is also now having some leg pains.
Ok for the pre-run we hydrate 30 minutes before the run with 8oz of water ,she uses the bathroom and then we stretch for 10 minutes we try to start out slow and workup to race pace. I think shes not breathing right too shes doing short puffs and breaths i tried to teach her the 1 breath for 3 strides and she does it and then hyperventilate breaths for the rest of the run.
she has a 1 mile race in November and she wants a sub 9:30 which is her PB.
So help a dad out, her mom is not a runner so what do i do? any advice?