Traknight (no… that’s not a misspell)

Distance: 5 mi

Time: Speed work

Gotta go back a day here since I forgot to post this yesterday and had an all day meeting today. So please press rewind and pretend like you are reading this post this morning…

Nice evening for a run! We had the local youth track club running with us tonight so we had 36 runners! And every one of the little bastards was faster than me… *sigh* 😉

It’s great to see kids interested in the sport though. They were all very excited and motivated. They have a big race coming up this weekend so they were working extra hard. Same problems as the big people though. Going out too fast and dying at the end, etc. I was a bit disappointed that their “coach” didn’t do more “coaching”. Things like watching their pace and form, etc. I think it’s important to teach that stuff early and often. That’s my little coach’s voice coming out… sorry.

Although I didn’t run particularly fast, I felt like I pushed myself pretty hard and at the end of the last 200 I was jelly legged and spent. After the cool down I crashed on the nice, soft, cool soccer field pitch and almost fell asleep before my family arrived. My son ran 2 laps around the track without stopping! I’m very proud of him and it won’t be long before I can’t keep up with him anymore! It’s wonderful to see him do something physical that he likes, and get positive feedback for it. I am thinking about slowly introducing him to the kids track club and see what he thinks about maybe joining in the spring.
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Later

Oops… forgot to tell you WHY the title is not a misspell.

…umm

That’s just how they spell it…  Who am I to argue?

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One Response to Traknight (no… that’s not a misspell)

  1. tom says:

    I was on our local track tonight when a track club was just getting started. it is uplifting to see them so energized.

    One of the best legacies you can leave to your son is to introduce him to a life-time activity like running–of course we’re biased.

    Also, I’m wondering if with your coach’s voice in you perhaps you’d enjoy volunteering as a coach. It’s very rewarding.

    Great post!

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