UPDATE: The dude is fast for a 12 yr. old who hasn't quite sprouted the long runner legs yet. He ran a 8:07 pace in yesterday's meet at Castle Rock Middle School.
absolute hottest month of the summer to try his hand at running--with practices after school, the temps in Denver have been hovering 90+ degrees. He hasn't once complained (quite the feat considering he's also just entered into Jr. High and the increase in school pressures.)
I changed my mind...I think I have redefined running Nirvana. A father's pride.