Monday, December 1, 2008

Trotting Turkey

Well I made up for not running in the Gobbler Grind by running the Turkey Trot.  It was a slow race, mainly because the track was too small for everyone.  2000 people on a 10 foot wide road.  The race started and it took me at about 90 seconds to get to the start line.  Still walking for another 40 yards or so until we finally started jogging only to slow to a walk again at the first turn.  Then we were back on pace.  Or so I thought.  The first mile was a slow one but I tried to compensate by going a bit faster and that was a mistake.  I had to walk for about 50 yards or so toward the end of mile one.  The rest of the race was pretty relaxed and normal and I finished at about 35:20 adjusting for the time it took to get to the start.  Overall not bad, but not what I would have liked.

Now after that I went on a food induced rampage.  Oh turkey gravy poured from the heavens as we enjoyed not one, but 2 thanksgiving meals with all the fixins (as we call it here in the midwest).  My stomach is just now feeling somewhat normal after the crazy foodness I consumed.  I will make sure I make it to my WW meeting tomorrow so I can stay accountable.  We will be back on track.  get off the couple of lbs I know I gained and get back into a groove.

6 comments:

SuperDave said...

Good for you for running the race! As long as you keep it going you have no problem.
Good luck on the weigh-in.
I gained 2 back myself.. :(

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john - from fat to fit said...

Good for you Matt! Do they automatically adjust your times like that or is that just something you have to do?

Matt Keeling said...

Normally in chip timed events you run over a mat with a sensor and it is auto adjusted. However in this event it was a manual process.

The odd thing was that they chip timed your finish but not your true (moment crossing the start line) start.

Weird

MizFit said...

GREAT on the race. my yearly tradition (and I kid not) is SAYING Im gonna turkey trot and then wimping out (never done a race).

if only ONE family member would join me!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Congrats on a good time for the Turkey Trot! I haven't done a race for a while now and I'm getting twitchy!