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Southport, CT 5 Mile Turkey Trot – 2011

I ran my town’s annual thanksgiving turkey trot on November 24th, it was a great.   It was Thanksgiving, my birthday, and having my older sister there made it a special day.    I think this was our 20th year running this race, it’s a family tradition for my sister and I.

It was my third year running it barefoot, my sister gets a kick out of all the comments and stares as we hang around waiting for the start.   There was about 4,500 runners this year, the average amount, I am still the only barefoot runner out there but it’s all good.   It was 32 degrees at start time, 8:00am,  I wear heavy winter socks while waiting, once the gun goes off, the socks come off.   It was a beautiful sunny clear day, and a great way to start the day on Thanksgiving.    My time was 43:34

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4 thoughts on “Southport, CT 5 Mile Turkey Trot – 2011

  1. Happy (late) birthday! I was a turkey baby this year, too. 😆

    Sounds like you had a great race! Do your feet not freeze? I’ll be doing my first race with socks in my VFFs… not sure how that’s gonna go……

    Posted by TikkTok | November 30, 2011, 10:36 PM
  2. Here’s another one for ya- when you’ve done VFFs and socks, what were those temps? I have a 10k tomorrow and we’re supposed to get freezing rain tonight. I am on the fence with whether or not to wear socks with mine- it should be around 33ish at the start. What do you recommend?

    Posted by TikkTok | December 2, 2011, 9:46 AM
    • I personally don’t like wearing socks with Vibrams. I have tried them put I just don’t like how they take away the ground feel, and they feel to bunched up for me at the toes. I buy my vibrams to fit my feet, some people will buy a bigger size if they know they will socks. I have ran in snow, slush and freezing temps without socks and was fine. That is just my personal input.

      Posted by Barefoot Gentile | December 2, 2011, 1:06 PM

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First snow of the season. My son and I at the finish of the 5 mile Turkey Trot Rusty as a bag of nails, but it’s a good outlet. 5 mile Turkey Trot tradition. 20+ years running this race with my sister. My son made his debut today, fantastic job! Deadlifts. This was my last set of 225lbs, a new PR.
135 x 10 warm up
185 x 6
195 x 7
205 x 6
225 x 5

Had my son Andrew @parkor_boy23 filming and working out with me as well. Finally Optimal Nutrition comes out with a plant based protein.  Most protein powder has a lot of garbage in it, artificial flavors, gluten, dextrin, soy etc. which I try to avoid. I’m not a Vegan/Vegetarian but like a clean supplement. The taste is spot on. Not grainy or “earthy” tasting.  Very happy with this.
#optimumnutrition First cold barefoot run of the season. 25F and the sun was shining, felt good.
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I don’t have heat In my garage it was a crisp 32 degrees, but don’t mind.  Some benefits of having a home gym is no travel time, no people, and you can wear your comfies.
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