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Sunday, October 10, 2010

One of the Cool Kids

Did you know 1 km is 0.62137119 OR 15625/25146 miles? As a miles girl myself, I actually had to look that up during my last training cycle because one of my runs called for 1 km repeats. I needed to know it again when I committed to running Barefoot Neil Z's 2010 *10-10* Virtual Race. Since I just signed up yesterday and only had one day to get my race on, I opted for the lowest possible commitment. Pretty pathetic that I wouldn't even commit to 1 mile, but I figured with 1 km I had a better chance of getting my little running buddies to tag along on foot rather than in the jogger for a change.

We ran – or rather Bean with her short, tiny legs ran – and The Princess and I pretended to run to keep pace with her. We ran to the church around the corner and then we ran back; I'm pretty sure it's just short of 1/4 mile each way, so we ran (chased each other) around the yard for good measure.

So there you have it. My 1 km run.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome - welcome to the big leagues of 10-based measurement!

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  2. Doesn't the metric system make everything so much more fun? I mean, it even allowed your kids to go for a run with you!

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  3. Sounds like a great 1km run with the kids. Here in SA we also do the metric thing. Have a good week!

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  4. Awesome! I should have paid attention to this. I could have handled 1K.

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