Thursday, November 27, 2008

Post Turkey Trot Waddling



I did the 5mile Turkey Trot this morning! I had one friend who didn't bail, and she picked me up at 7 and off we went. The weather was good, probably 40ish, so perfect for tights and a fleece for those of us planning a slow jog. We somehow missed the bagpipe parade down to the start (which was so awesome last year!), but once the race started we passed the pipe band and it was a good beginning. About 5000 runners do this race, so even at the back I had plenty of company. My only goal, which was completely negotiable, was to go under an hour, or a 12-minute pace. The first mile was 11:40 (crowded start) and it got better every mile after that! I think my watch said 53:30ish at the end (update: chip time was 53:24, which was a 10:41 pace), which is under an 11-minute pace! I didn't walk at all except for a quick water stop. Of course, I barely broke a sweat and wasn't breathing hard at all, but my legs did start to feel it after only 2 miles. Getting out of the car at home half an hour later was a different story though, and I think I'll be waddling all day. My hip flexors and all kinds of things around there are...not sore really, but tired and maybe loose? I suppose I should stretch. At any rate, I am proud to have done it, but I wish I had the motivation to do this stuff on my own right now. But it won't be long...

4 comments:

lilrunner N.D. said...

You did GREAT!!! amazing pace and that you ran it!! Great job Clare!!
Have a great thanksgiving, hopefully that positive feeling will help through the day!

Mama Simmons said...

Wow!! That's awesome! Your first run post partum is gonna be so good- you're going to feel light as a feather! :)

X-Country2 said...

Way to get out there! Make sure to take care of yourself the rest of the weekend.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

Amazing. I was hoping to do a 5K Santa run next week, but I'll wait and see.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I read you friend's (Mama Simmons) blog and feel so much better. I know I'm having a premature panic. The midwife I saw wasn't exactly pleasant and made me feel really uneasy about the whole situation.

Take care. And have a good thanksgiving. Gawd, I don't even know when Thanksgiving is :-)