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2010 Southport, CT 5mile Turkey Trot

I think this was my 13th consecutive year running this annual turkey trot, and my second year running it barefoot.   My sister and I usually run this race together, it’s tradition.   This year my sister didn’t run, she has been extremely busy with her infant twins, and just wasn’t ready.   So I decided to go for a good time.

I got 2 hours of sleep the night before the race, my little boy is sick and was up all night.   I wake up at 6:30am feeling suprisingly pretty good, because my adrenaline was pumping.     I wore my tights,  but changed in the car to my running shorts, it was 30 degrees at race time, so pretty warm and decided to ditch the tights.    I wore socks while I walked to the starting line, and while waiting,  they did help.

There was 3980 people running this race, the first two miles were a bit frustrating.  It was a constant battle of filtering through people.   The first mile was at a 9:10 pace, not good!   After mile 2, I finally had more run to settling in to the pace I wanted.

My time was 36:55, pace 7:23.    Was 413 out of 3980.   Somewhat happy with my time but could have done better,  next time I need to line up way in the front to avoid the mess in the beginning.  But next year it’s back to a casual run, because my sister will be back, which is all good with me!



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