So I did a double run today . . . sort of. After work, I ran 7 easy miles on the trail near work. It was windy but cool, mid 60's so it felt real easy. Then I drove home and Melissa was waiting for me to go on her run. We ended up doing about a 1/2 mile to the track and then she did her first ever interval workout. I would run a lap on the rack with her and then she would walk and rest while I continued another lap. When I came around, we did another lap and so on for 4 quarters for her. She didn't do too bad either and it was quite windy. Her laps we between 2:18 down to 2:07.
As we were warming up, I found it quite funny when I told her that is was just over 1 week until her first race. "WHAT?!?!? I get to run races?" She didn't know that there were races in Cross County. Sometimes it is hard to think the way a 3rd grader does. She was excited about racing though. I am trying my hardest to teach her to go out sssssllllooooowwwwww in the race. It is a 1.5 mile race and kids always seem to go out balls to the walls fast and then are walking in no time. She won't have Daddy there to keep her slow at the start, she will just have to be smart about it. I know it won't happen, she will go out way to fast and just have to learn the hard way, just like most everything else in her life. Ahh Kids, you gotta love them.