Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey Trot 8k

Yesterday I ran the 8k Turkey Trot. It was good weather, and one of the largest crowds I've seen there, over 800 people. As has been the trend lately, more women than men ran the race.
I wanted to run well, but didn't have that "great race" feeling. I warmed up and then got ready to start. We were off and I was feeling tired within 1k. But I pushed on. I had set my Garmin to record my pace in k's and I wanted to try and keep a 4:15 to 4:20 pace. I was doing that and hanging on through 7k. I faltered a bit near the end, and I averaged 4:21/km or right at 7:00/mi finishing in 34:47. I took 3rd in my age group, 53rd male and 61st overall.

After that, I went to Stillwater for dinner. It was ok, my sons and granddaughter went with me. We ate, came back and I took it easy for the rest of the evening. This morning I went to Arcadia lake to meet with 3 other people for an easy 9 miles on trails. This was a very relaxing run, and I felt great afterwards.

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving.


Shawna said...

It was great to see you on Thursday, and congrats on a good run! I blame the slow start on congestion around those first turns because I refuse to blame it on anything else. Have a great weekend!

Just_because_today said...

we don't always get that great race feeling, if we did, we wouldn't think it that great. You pushed on for an additional 7K even though you felt tired, that is good enough in my book.

DawnB said...

very nice, way to go, congrats on your age group place.

JenZen said...

Sounds like a nice Thanksgiving!!! Congrats on 3rd Speedy!!

almccasland said...

Good luck this weekend....looking forward to your race report!