I am signed up to run in the Crowley kids' mile with our 7-year-old on June 12. I shouldn't have to train to keep up with a kid with an 18-inch inseam, should I? Even one who's in his first-grade running club ...
I see that my best mile pace determines how healthy I'm likely to be in later life ... my desire to see how fast I could run a mile is tempered by this from the NYT blog:
Dr. Church "sounded another note of caution about the mile-time benchmarks. “I’m nervous about people testing fitness on their own,” he said. “I don’t want a 45-year-old sedentary male to go out and run a mile as fast as he can.”
Anybody else running the Crowley?