20 miles total. Benjamin did 11.5, Jenny 4, Julia and Joseph 3, Jacob 2, William 1, Stephen 0.75. Benjamin and I started the 8 mile tempo, but he felt he just did not have it in him today, so we stopped it around 0.9 into it. Instead I had him run an all quarter on the trail to measure his speed. He did better than I expected - 55.9 - I was expecting something like 58.0 even accounting for the 1% downhill grade. I was fun to watch him disappear as I ran a 67 quarter myself. I was originally planning on running full speed, but I pressed the wrong button, then got flustered by it, and could not find the motivation to sprint, so I just coasted as I watch him in awe. 55.9 even on a aided quarter at the age of early 15 is a very promising result. Barring a health disaster Benjamin will have at least 53.0 on the track as an adult, which with his fiber type - if you see him sprint you will know he does not have a whole lot of fast twitch fibers - is very very promising for longer distances.
Later today we had a medical emergency. Sarah went with the younger kids (all expect Benjamin and Jenny) to the Thanksgiving Point. Apparently William throughout the day did not drink enough water, and passed out or as the doctor described it entered the altered state of consciousness. We are suspecting he might have a pre-disposition to seizures under some kind of distress - when he was three he had a febrile seizure. This time he was breathing but his face was pale and he was not responsive otherwise. They called the ambulance, and took him to Timpanogos Hospital. He began to come out of it on the way, and started talking once he got there. At the ER he drank some juice and was normal after that. He remembers everything and was able to describe the events. He said he saw some colors, his vision was blurry, his heart was beating very fast, and he felt too weak to talk. We are going to see a neurologist and possibly do an EEG to see if we can get to the root cause of this. What was special about the day is that it was the first time this year the temperatures were over 80F and it got there fast - the morning started at 55 F.