Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a great day today. I started out my thanksgiving this morning with the Turkey Trot in Troy! It was my third time running this race but the first time doing the 10K.
I didn’t really want to leave my apartment this morning to go running in 20mph winds and 23 degrees…but I’ve ran in worse so I had no excuse.
Christine and I shivering before the race for started.
I did a 2.3 mile warm up before the race to stay warm so once I got running it wasn’t too bad.
My only goal for the 10K was to finish under an hour. I kept a steady 9:20 pace for most of the race but couldn’t seem to go any faster. The course is an out and back that goes to north Troy along the river which I thought was nicer than the 5K. We also went over the Green Island bridge which was kind of cool! Reminded me of my usual running route when I was living in Troy.
The wind got pretty brutal during the last mile and I just wanted to be done! 10K completed in 58:52.
This was also the first race shorter than a half marathon where we got medals! Kind of cool!
Now some pictures from today’s thanksgiving feast!