Ran with Eric and Steve Hillam today. Warm-up, then the same 6.5 tempo run on the trails as Tuesday. Amazingly, almost the same time - 38:23. I must admit I was tracking my splits and would pick it up if I was behind, and back off if I was ahead. Steve helped with the pace as much as he could doing some sections. I hope he will be able to do the whole thing once a week in a couple of months. I also hope he sticks around for a couple of months.
Afterwards, did some jogging, ran with the kids, and then did sprints with ankle weigths. Benjamin joined me. I did 200 in 38.8, then 2x100 18.0 - 17.9. Benjamin set a huge record in a 200 trying to keep up with me - 40.7. Go Benjamin! Afterwards, his 100s were not too bad - 20.4 - 21.3.
Just to think of a 7 year old running a 200 in 40.7! I remember running a 300 after some training at the age of 11 in 58, and I was one of the fastest in the training group. This was not your regular peer group slice - this was the kids who either really wanted to run, or were talented enough to have been selected. My intuition is that Benjamin will run a 400 in 50 or faster when he grows up, which, if the case, would be very helpful.
Jogged a bit at night - total of 16 miles.