STAY­ING POWER

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

My 10-year-old son, Jake, watched me run a few races last sum­mer and said he wanted to com­pete in one him­self. Af­ter a few weeks of up­ping the mileage we set out to run our first full 5K in train­ing. Less than a mile in, he knocked his foot and de­cided he couldn't con­tinue. Back at home, he was very quiet and I thought he had changed his mind about run­ning al­to­gether, but he told me he was go­ing back out to run the full dis­tance we’d planned. It's been lovely to have an ex­trade­ter­mined run­ning buddy and we com­pleted our first 5K race to­gether on Box­ing Day (in 34 min­utes). Della Sus­sex, Basil­don, Es­sex

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