Team Long Run - 5/9/18

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Welcome to Mile Marker 2!

We hope you enjoyed last week's premiere issue, and think we've got some interesting things to share this week.

I've done a lot of reading about growth versus fixed mindsets, and how the ideas can relate to runners and running. We've included a link to a blog post I wrote earlier this week, as well as to an inspiring video. Spoiler alert: the video is not directly about running, but has everything to do with having a growth mindset.

We'd also like to highlight one of the programs we've started up and are very excited about: TLR's KidStart Running Clubs. This week we're working with a school that already had an active running club, seeing how we can support and augment their activity, and a school that is starting one from scratch with our help. The kids range widely in age, from kindergarten students who walk and skip their way through nearly a mile to 6th graders who really attack a 2.5 mile run.

Again, this slight strategic pivot toward younger kids gives us an immediate opportunity to make a difference as well as develop a great community of future mentees (and ultimately, mentors.)

As always, we've included articles and links that we hope you can use and enjoy.

Thanks for clicking!

Chuck

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An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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A Scottish teacher starts a free, anytime, anywhere program that reduces childhood obesity—and makes kids happy.
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Tricks can sometimes take forever and seem impossible to land. For Christian Flores it was a laser flip down a triple set. It took him 20+ missions over 2 years to finally roll away from it. Christian recounts what it physically and mentally took for him to land the hardest trick he has ever done.
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Why the growth mindset works for runners.
It’s not just about being positive.
It’s about finding a way around a problem.
It’s about seeing a challenge in a different light and developing solutions and resourcefulness.
Having a growth mindset builds ‘grit’, resilience and self-efficacy.
The more challenges you overcome, the more confident you become in your abilities.
And the good thing about it is that just by knowing about the growth mindset, you can start to change how you think.
Sarah Russell- from this episode of the Run to the Top Podcast, Runners Connect website

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Running Tips #2: How to Stretch.
Stretches! Let's hear what a few team member's spouses have to say about stretching. Oh, and Chuck as well . . . If you wonder about what stretches to do and when, here you go!
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Team Long Run is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization: EIN 82-2334534. Running is an instrument of change, and we use it to help kids prepare for a life of selflessness, satisfaction, and success.
Team Long Run - 5/9/18