15 Oct 2011
Tårnbyløbet 2011!! (Tårnby Race)
On Thursday evening I ran 5k in Tårnbyløbet 2011 with my 8 year old son :-)
It was his first real race and he was very excited about running it!
I thought it was a good idea to start of at a pace of 6 minutes a kilometre. This lasted for about 2k and then my son wanted to go faster and faster! At the 4k point I was beginning to struggle to keep up with him!
I managed somehow to follow a few metres behind him. When we could see the finish line around 200 metres away we both just started running as fast as we could. I actually was much slower in my finish sprint than normal because I had used all my energy keeping up with my son for the last km :-)
He ran very fast and crossed the finish line just in front of me! Our time for 5k was 28 minutes and 40 seconds!
Next time I think I'll just let him go for it from the beginning and try and keep up with him :-)