My husband and I met 15 years ago at a Falmouth Road Race race party. A mutual friend invited us and who knew 15 years later I would be sitting here married to Philip and planning to run the Falmouth road race. Philip and I are not sentimental l people at all, but every year we have talked about running this race when we hit a milestone in our relationship. On August 9th it will be 15 years that we have been together. Needless to say I am a little SHOCKED at how fast time goes by and he is still the first person that I want to talk to when I get up in the morning and the last person I want to talk to when I go to bed. Enough sentimental stuff… So, we have been training for the road race since mid June, slowly building up our mileage. We have 2 weeks to go and today is a milestone run, 5.5 miles. In 2000 I ran the Tufts 10K and that was the last time I ran for more than 20 minutes on a treadmill. So today is our first LONG run.
Now let me explain the type of runner I am vs. Philip. I run to accomplish the mileage set up. Philip is out to break records only to literally feel the burn, 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the run. Last week we ran 4 miles in 48 minutes which was a little or 10 min miles. When we started we were training we were running 7-8 minute miles. That’s what hard to Philip to come to grips with as you increase your mileage keeping your speed. Again I’m all about survival. So on a hot and humid day we will do our 5 mile run.
The thing I like most about training for the race is that is gives Philip and I something to do together. We both are very active and typically our activities don’t overlap. Now we make time for each other and schedule our runs together, its been really great. So what are some activities that you and your husband/family/significant other do together.