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Superstar PE Lesson Helps Students Develop Skill, Passion for Running

Capitalizing on their combined passion for running and a network of trails adjacent to their Nichols Middle School campus, Kelly Rich and Meghan Enos developed a unit designed to teach students how to find their optimal running pace.

Targeted to seventh grade physical education students, Rich and Enos created a running unit that’s been selected as February’s adidas Lesson for IHT Spirit. Rich and Enos submitted the lesson as part of the most recent IHT Spirit Video Challenge powered by adidas: Lessons from a Superstar.

An Introduction to the Health Benefits of Running

Rich and Enos developed the running unit to their fitness class as a change of pace to traditional on-campus running programs. Working with their administration, the teachers obtained permission to take students off campus to exercise.

“I got permission to be able to take the kids out running on the roads around the school,” Rich said. “Then we discovered all of the trails around the school as well. We started using those so the kids get a more authentic experience instead of running around the fields over and over.” Read More