The holidays are always over too quickly! As I said yesterday, we had a great few days hosting family and then decorating the house and relaxing just the four of us. I’m linking up with Katie today for MIMM. A few photos from the weekend:
The Turkey Trot was fun, too. It’s named after Horace Ashenfelter, who was the Olympic Gold Medalist in the 3000m steeplechase in 1952. He still comes to the race and passes out mugs to the top 100 male and female finishers. This is one competitive field of runners- in last year’s results the 100th finisher was running 6:00 pace for the 5 miles!
It was a great course with small rolling hills. Other than feeling a little sluggish and “off” from being sick, I really enjoyed it. And I don’t think my running was drastically effected… on a better day, I think I could have run slightly faster but not by a whole lot.
I eased into the race with my slowest mile (7:14) as I tried to get a feel for how my stomach was feeling and how to pace the race. From there, I settled in just under 7:00 minute pace (6:56, 6:59, 6:59 and 6:49.)
The last mile was my strongest. I remember passing a woman who was yelling “run fast, finish strong” and that became my mantra for the final mile!
It’s a race I’d love to do every year that we’re here for Thanksgiving. There is also a one mile race which would be fun to do with L next year if she’s up for it!
Did you do a Turkey Trot?
Do you use mantras to get you through the final portion of a race?
What else did you do with the long weekend?