Thursday, November 26, 2009

5K Turkey Trot

First off, Happy Thanksgiving! I ran a local 5K turkey trot this morning. I was a little nervous coming off a bad marathon in October, a groin pull, and having had a recent flare up of asthma. I wound up doing great though! I ran 20:15 by my watch, but the official results say 20:19. There were timing chips, but they must not have used them. Arg! Regardless it was a great run. It's been eight years since I've broken into the 20 minute range. Now I'd like to get back into the 19 minute range!

I crossed the first mile at 6:20, and felt awesome. I was holding back a bit because if I go out too fast I could wind up wheezing my way through the last two miles. I felt good the whole run. It's been a long time since I felt strong running a 5K. It was nice.

My parents ran too. My mom's first 5K debut was last year at the same race. This year she ran with my dad and crossed the finish line a whole 4 minutes faster than last year! Go team Mom and Dad!

I hope everyone out there running turkey trots had a great day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some stats:
Overall finish: 31/692
Age Group: 2nd
Pace: 6:31


Anonymous said...

This is the first time I got to the new blog. The pics are great and I love the quote! Glad we could get together for the 5K yesterday, it was fun.


Nadine said...

So jealous you went through at 6:20! I went through around 6:55 in my 5 miler yesterday and was alternatively proud of myself for breaking 7 and terrified that I still had 4 miles to go! I actually ran pretty smart, although the last 50 yards were awful (note to self - do not eat Clif Blocks on subway because you are bored before the race!). I am really looking forward to a winter of speed work and long runs though - maybe the next time I come visit, I can actually keep up with you for a few miles! Congrats to your mom and dad too! Hope you all had a great day!

Tara said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, I just saw it (obviously have been a little slack on the running scene lately)... You are an awesome runner, that is an amazing time, wow. Someday I would LOVE to do a turkey trot if I can talk my husband out of his anniversary football game to watch the kids. :) Anyway, glad to find another running blog, they're about as addictive as the sport!

Running and living said...

Running 19;XX will be an easy goal for you. Amazing time!!! For your next marathon, I think you need lots of sloooow long runs (I know, boring) bc you certainly have the speed element! There is such a huge gap between your times on shorter races and the marathon! Without the injury factor you would have rocked Baystate!!! Speedy!

Running and living said...

Love the new blog, by the way!

Jill said...

Great job on the 5K - you are SUPER speedy!!