WORKOUT – (total) 17.0 miles/2:15 race: 10 miles/1:10:47
1. get in as many miles as possible to make up a fragmented long run
2. push the average 4500 calorie Thanksgiving meal higher into the 5k range
This morning I got up early and ran an easy 3.6 miles/30 mins before driving a mile down the road to pick up my friend R at 7am.
We decided to run the turkey trot in costume and people LOVED our costumes. like surprisingly so. especially the kids.
I picked up R and we drove to the start of the Thanksgiving Day Classic 10 mile race in Peoria, about 15 minutes away.
I lined up with my friend and then we said our goodbyes after the race started at 8am.
First mile: 7:30
Second mile: 7:19
Third mile: 7:15
Today was one of those rare days where you just feel like running and running fast. a PR day. Why, oh why wasn’t I running a marathon?!?
I didn’t bring my camera, don’t remember the middle mile splits, but I do remember the last 4 miles, mostly because I was astounded and figured I was cheating somehow to be running this fast:
I don’t think I’ve ever run a mile with a 6 in it, must have been all the pie and turkey motivation. I finished 10 miles/1:10:47 (garmin time).
I ran through the finish and then turned around to backtrack and find R. I ended up running 1.7 miles/15 mins and caught up with her and we ran to the finish together.
My garmin said 13.4 miles/1:45 total so with the early morning miles, I hit exactly 17 for the day.
I was happy with my race: I PR’ed but then again, I’ve only ran 2 other 10 mile races (and one of them I nearly crapped my pants) so the odds were pretty stacked in my favor.
We went back to my parents’ house to have celebratory mimosas and take more pictures of our bad selves:
It’s not original, it’s not unique, it’s not funny but it’s the truth: I am incredibly blessed and thankful for family, friends who become family and my husband who is both.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.