From womb to zoom

Post Turkey Trot last year

I guess it was always pre-destined that my kids would become runners (although time will tell if it sticks). I was lucky enough to run to the bitter end of both pregnancies, albeit running was much more like slogging at that point. We introduced my son to the baby jogger by about two months and it became a regular part of our routine. … [Read more...]

How far at what age?

Every once in a while you come across stories of kids running long-distance races. A friend recently passed along an article about a 9-yr. old boy who recently finished a 10-mile race in Syracuse. I know of a local girl who last year, at the age of 11 did a 1/2 marathon (she was about 15 seconds ahead of me, so yeah, I noticed her.) And … [Read more...]

How young is too young?

Last week when I ran my 1/2 marathon, there was an 11-year old girl just in front of me the whole 13.1 miles. I've seen this girl at races before--last year she placed 4th overall at a local 10k at the age of 10. She's fast...but she's also very young. Which brings me to the question--how young is too young for some of these distances?I … [Read more...]