In preparation for this race, I was doing interval training on Tues and Thurs with my 2 grandsons Benjamin (7 y.o.) and Oliver (5 y.o.)
Our daughter's (and grandson's) house is about 150 yards away, and the school we went to is another 150 yards. The 3 of us ran to the school,
took a short breather, and did our first lap of the track (it used to be the teachers parking lot) which is about 100 yards. At the end of the lap,
the both said they needed a little rest, but after about 20 seconds Oliver started walking back towards the track, and then he was running.
So Benjamin and I had to start running again. The 2 of them were laughing and loving it, and at the end of that lap, they needed another
rest, but again after about 20 seconds, Oliver started walking back towards the track, and then running, so again Benjamin and I started running.
We did 5 laps like that, and then started running back towards their home. Benjamin said next week we have to do more laps, and Oliver said
we should be doing at least 10, so I have that to look forward to. After stopping at their house, I continued on my little 3 mile circuit down by
On race day (Sat) I got out at 8:00 because it was only raining a little then. (the weather man said heavier rain) was coming. Anyways it was a
great run, on very quiet and deserted streets. Thank you Dave, this was a great idea.