all about run days

 

MILE RUN*:  you will run 4 laps around the track.  There will be a huge digital clock used to track your time.  When you finish your run, you will record your TIME and HEART RATE on your Mile Graph.  You grade will be based on the Mile Rubric sheet.

  1. “STEP IT UP” PEDOMETER RUN*: you will be a given a pedometer and shown how to wear it.  The Pedometer will be set to 0 right before the run.  When the clock starts, you will be given 20 minutes to accumulate as many steps as possible.  Your grade will be based on how many steps you accumulate.  You will fill out the NUMBER OF STEPS and HEART RATE on your Pedometer Graph.  Your grade will be based on the Pedometer Rubric Sheet.

  2. 2 MILE RUN*:  this is the longest run of all the runs.  This is the ultimate of your cardiovascular endurance.  Students will be given at least 22 minutes to complete this run.  A specific course will be designed around campus that will total 2 miles.    

  3. PACER RELAY*: this is a partner run.  Much like the partner mile, you have students choose a partner that they want to run with.  One partner starts on one side and the other partner on the other side of the court.  When the CD “beeps”, one partner runs across to the other partner giving them five.  When the CD “beeps” the other partner runs across to the other line.  8th graders need to complete a MINIMUM of 160 LAPS (80 EACH) WHICH IS EQUAL TO A MILE.  6th Graders need to complete a MINIMUM OF 140 (70 EACH) LAPS.

  4. PARTNER MILE*:  you and partner will complete this run.  This run is done on the track.  Each person on the team will end up running a mile.  One person runs a lap around the track while the other person is performing some type of fitness activity.  When the lap is completed, a baton is handed off to the other teammate who then runs a lap around the track.  This continues until each person has run 4 laps.  You need to record your team time on the Partner Mile Graph.

VARIETY RUN*:  this is a team run.  Teams will consist of 4-5 people.  Each team has to complete a total of 6 bike trail laps (1.5 miles)- 2 rope runs, 2 chicken runs and 2 fitness laps.  During the rope run, each member of the team has to hold onto the rope at all times while completing the laps.  During the chicken run, the team gets in a straight line with the front person holding the chicken.  They pass the chicken back and when the end person gets it, they sprint to the front and pass it back.  During the fitness laps, each team member completes the fitness activities (described on the cones) while jogging the bike trail lap.  The goal is to finish this run in 20 minutes.  At the end of the run, the team will come give me their finishing time (the time the last team mate crosses the line.)

2-1-1 RUN (1st Semester)*:  this is a long run.  You will run 2 track laps, 1 figure 8’s and 1 giant lap.  The goal is to complete this run in 22 minutes.  The total distance of this run is 1.6 miles.

   1-2-1 RUN (2nd Semester)*:  this is a long run.  You will run 1 track lap (.25), 2 figure 8’s (1 mile) and 1 giant (.6).  The goal is to complete this run in 22 minutes.  Total distance of this run is 1.85 miles.

  1. FIGURE 8’S:  this is an individual run that tests your endurance against the clock.  A Figure 8 lap is a .5 mile course set up that combines the bike trail lap with the track.  We start the run near the drinking fountain.  For 8th graders, the goal is to complete 4 Figure 8 laps in the class period and for 6th graders, the goal is to complete 3 laps.

  2. LAP DERBY/GIANTS:  this is an individual run that tests your endurance against the clock.  A Giant Lap basically runs around the entire perimeter of the school, combing the bike trail, track and pavement.  Each Giant is .6 miles.  8th graders will have to complete 3 laps, whereas 6th graders will complete 2 Giants and 1 bike trail lap in the allotted class time.

 

Run: to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walking pace, and in such a manner that for an instant in each step, all or both feet are off the ground.-Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). 


I don’t have alot of experience running, what is proper form?
To know more about proper running form, click HERE!!!

What types of Runs will I do in this class? 
Most weeks, you will have a weekly run.  The runs will rotate depending on the type of run that I want to schedule for that week.  Some runs are shorter than others, however, a majority of the time, runs are between 12-22 minutes in length.   A description of all runs that I do in my class are listed below.   Most of the runs below have a graph and rubric to go with it in Tab #2 of your Sportfolio.  It is your responsibility to make sure you keep all graphs up to date.  

How will I be graded on these runs?
Click HERE to see a rubric of all runs that I will be graded.  All runs below designated with a * are graded runs.  ../AddResources/Running_Form.htmlRun_Days_files/Run%20Rubric%202012-13.pdfshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1

Run Day Descriptions