There’s nothing better than a race before stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving.
I just read in this article about how popular running on Thanksgiving is:
In fact, the 2010 turkey trot was my 5K PR for 4 years until very recently. In 2011, that same race, changed its course. I was injured in 2012 and then last year, my favorite local turkey trot went NON-TIMED.
Until this year, I ran 5Ks on Thanksgiving.
But this year, I am going for the big one…in Troy and a 10K. About 10,000 runners total with about 1,500 in the 10K.
I know nothing about the course except for the map below:
I participated in the Turkey Trot Training Challenge and enjoyed it a lot. Unfortunately I could only go to the Monday training runs. Nevertheless, running with a group at least once a week, definitely improved my pace. It also was helpful to run on hills since I tend to avoid them on my own.
The best part was meeting new runners.
I doubt this race will be a PR 10k due to the crowds and the hills but I hope to have a good race.
Here’s my 10K racing history -
- Camp Chingachgook 10k – 1:09:07
- Hmrrc Winter Series #3 (10k) – 1:08:18
- Helper’s Fund 10K – 1:06:10
- Monster Scramble <10K – 1:03:18 (short course!)
- Spring Run Off 10K -1:00:51
- Camp Chingachgook 10k – 1:04:54
- Great Pumpkin Challenge 10K – 58:28 – PR
Proof that despite getting older, I am getting faster.
Happy Running! Do you run on Thanksgiving?