Monday, April 22, 2013

Running With My Dad

This past weekend, I took a break from my training and went to visit my parents.  I have not seen them in about 6 months, since they last came and visiting me.  It was nice.  They took me out to all my old restaurants we used to go to.

The highlight was when I got to go running with my Dad.  It has been over 3 years since we last ran together.  The last time we ran, he was getting ready to train for his half marathon he ran in 2010.  We would do 5 miles in a walk run interval. 

This time we went out to do 4 miles.  My dad is recovering from runners knee, so we went a little slower.  It was nice.  He kept telling me to go ahead and run faster, but I didn’t mind. I was enjoying running with him again. Maybe one day we will do a race together.

The only thing I didn’t like was his watch.  He uses a fancy running watch that beeps when its time to walk and when its time to run.  I told him to ditch it and go by feel.  Run when his knee feels good and then walk when it doesn’t.  We’ll see if he takes my advice.

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