I ended up doing the 30k instead of the 10k and wow! What a tough course! Nearly 1,300 feet in elevation climb which is sort of unheard of here in SE Michigan. The course was almost all on dirt roads through a couple very large parks/recreation areas. I'm glad I picked the 30k. I was hoping for about 2:30 but ended about 6 minutes slower and am not really complaining - the course was much more difficult than I was imagining and I didn't spend all day yesterday hydrating like I normally would before a run of that length.
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
Do any of you have children who run, too? My 8-year-old is quite interested in it, and I wonder what are some realistic goals he can set for himself. He threw out 7 miles as a target, and it seemed reasonable to me, at least if he starts to run regularly. I think it would be a hoot to run a 10k with him.
I don't think 8 is too young at all to get interested in running. My daughter is 3 and we go to the playground at an elementary school right next to a high school track and she likes trying to run a lap on the track every now and then.