My 9 year-old son and I ran a 5K in Bristol, VT on the Fourth of July. I finished the first mile in 8:49, which was my fastest mile ever. I was trying to keep up with Preston, but decided I couldn't keep up that pace if I wanted to finish without walking. I slowed down a little and was sure he would eventually run out of gas. Of course, that didn't happen.
I had a personal record for my 5K with a time of 28:46, but Preston finished in 27:58. Now he wants me to sign him up for the 4 miler I'm running in September so he can school me again. Clearly he takes after his Dad who finishes a full marathon in under three hours. I'm just trying to finish my half marathon in less than 2:15:00. Jay and Preston are all about trying to win. I have more of a slow and steady approach and just try to improve with each race.