Anyone in fourth grade at our school has to run one mile during gym class in the fall.

I interviewed the gym teacher Mr. Robert Connolly and he says you should run the mile because it is good exercise and good for your heart.

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You get timed to compare your score when you run again in the spring.

Some kids jog first and then sprint. Some kids sprint first then jog. I think you should jog or walk first then sprint. I hope you take my advice and encourage your school to participate. It is so great to compare your time from the first half of the year to the last half.