A.M. Did the warm-up with the kids. 3 with Benjamin, 2 with Jenny and
Julia, 1 with Joseph, and 0.5 with Jacob. It was raining today. I recalled a Russian song that says that nature does not have bad weather and every weather is a blessing. Thus all of the joys and troubles of life should be received thankfully. I taught Benjamin the words while we ran under a mix of snow and rain and jumped of the puddles. I did not recognize the Russian word for "bad", so I took my chance to give him a bit of a teasing, and said to him in Russian: "What, you've lived to the ripe old age of 12 and do not know such a simple word?" It is interesting that he understood this phrase perfectly in spite of not knowing a simpler word.
Then I jogged 3, and ran the 3
mile tempo over the last 3 miles of the Bridal Veil 20 miler course
(from my house to Bridal Veil and back). I felt strong, but it was difficult to keep the pace due to the rain and slippage under the tunnels. I ended up with 16:57.9.