Turkey Trot

Running my first Turkey Trot was the highlight of the last couple weeks of training. Dallas hosts the largest Turkey Trot, with almost 50K people running either the 5K or 8-mile distances. There’s few moments more exciting than seeing so many people up early to run.

I chose to race the 8-mile distance, which ended up being a competitive and fast course. I’ve never done a race of that distance before (instant PR!) so I had to think carefully about pacing myself:  faster than a half-marathon but how much faster? I settled on an 8:30 pace and stayed there. I know I could push myself harder next time, but I feel great about how I did.

After eating lots of Thanksgiving pie, I took Friday as a rest day. We ran 10 miles Saturday morning. My legs will be taking it easy the rest of the week. I hardly believe marathon week has finally arrived! Sleeping (resting up for the race) will be the most important element of my training this week.

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