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!