November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2011
Seventy nine minutes and nineteen seconds for the Lloyde Clark Turkey Trot 10K for a 12:57 minute per mile avereage.
My goal was 80 minutes to come in at less than 13 minutes per mile and I managed to just squeak by that time limit.
The overall race was great, an incredibly positive atmosphere. One of the reasons I love running and these races is that runners are so nice- they're always rooting for you to reach your personal best. I kept a strong pace for the first 5K but during the second half I took a lot of walking breaks. I was really glad that I had kept strong 12 minute miles in the beginning because it allowed me to walk when I needed to during the second portion. However, even despite the walking breaks I still ran much faster than the Springtime Tallahassee which I ran in 86 minutes. That was all jogging, no walking (that I remember) so despite the fact that in April I jogged the whole thing I was still almost seven minutes faster this time. That attractive young man in the picture is my younger brother who also ran with me today. His time: 53 minutes and 43 seconds. Ah-mazing. Really.
Oh, and in case anyone's wondering: according to my Garmin I burned 1,020 calories, which may, just may, have been the caloric worth of my dessert today.
Created by Elizabeth Dean at 4:55 PM