Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bring the kids to the track.

One of my fond running memory experiences with my four children was (and still today with my youngest) to bring them to the high school track for a run and then to watch them play on the field or in the stands while I did the serious hard workouts.

After yesterdays workout I was reminded that I got to bring my son to the track more often. We had so much fun running a mile together. He had the idea that we would run in opposite directions so that when we passed each other we would give high fives to each other. As we passed each other I would also say encouraging words to him. I tried to pace myself so that we would hit the same spot on the track together. We finished the 1 mile warm up in a time of 9:11. He still had a smile at the finish. We walked about 100 meters to the start of my 6 X 400 meter repeats and he then went to play on the exercise stations. Even though I ran my serious fast stuff I still enjoyed watching him doing pull-ups, swinging, and sitting on the chin-up bar too.

A note relating to other tri related workouts. I've been trying to swim 3 days a week. I try 2 to 3 days of strength and yoga workouts. My frustration is that I have not been sitting in the saddle for about a month now. I miss it and want to get back in the saddle. Due the winter months fast approaching it looks like I'll be riding indoors. I don't mind riding indoors but I just got to do it and hope to ride 3 days a week, maybe starting after Thanksgiving.

7 comments:

Flatman said...

Great idea. I am going to do that this weekend (kiddo/track)!

Jodi said...

Get some good movies for the trainer. It makes the time go by so much faster.

Great to hear you are hitting the pool. It's such a great conditioning activity for tough workout recovery. I've been swimming with teams on and off since I was 8 and have yet to have a swimming related injury. Knock on wood!

Jodi

colleen said...

How fun, bring your kids to track! Winter shouldn't be too hard here, but I am finding myself wanting to stay in a warm bed in the mornings. I need to get myself back in the pool - I get cold just thinking about it!

JeffM said...

The bike really suffers during winter- but there is spinervals which you're doing. Swimming you can do in any weather. Did you do any laps barefoot?

Papa Louie said...

No barefoot running this time. I chickened out in the light rain and 40 degree weather. But thanks for the reminder. I think it's more important to run barefoot as much as possible.

Lana said...

I am with you on the kids and the track. I have taken mine before, and they love it! It's especially convenient when my husband is not around to keep an eye on the kids and I need to get in a work out.

Deb said...

What a great dad (and example of health and sport) you are! Keep making it fun!