Tonight Kate and I started logging miles for what will be her 6th kid’s marathon. The idea is that they complete 25 miles before race day, and then on the night before the St. Jude Country Music Marathon, they all run the final 1.2 miles around LP Field to complete their own “kid’s” marathon.
The cool thing is that Kate enjoys doing this, and it means that we get to do some running together. Also her school has organized runs once per week leading up to the event to help the kid’s get in their mileage. On race day, everyone from their class gets to run together.
Tonight we were able to get in 2 miles on the Harpeth River Greenway running in 1/4 mile increments. Between each interval we took a 1-minute break, with a slightly longer break between miles 1 and 2. Our average pace for the intervals was around 9:30 per mile. I’ve said this before, but even though Kate is just 7-years-old, I wish I had her running form. She is natural forefoot runner which stands in stark contrast to my heavy heal strikes.
Anyway, it was a beautiful evening and a fun run with my daughter.