Ran the local Turkey Trot in Goshen today. Did a 2-mile warm-up and then got near the front of the line for the start. There were about 680 runners and the weather was perfect- low 40's, no wind, and full sunshine. The gun sounded and we were off...
Mile 1: Hilly, yet a steep downcline in the middle (6:15)
Mile 2: Flat for the first half, steep downhill and then steep uphill (6:18)
Mile 3: Half mile uphill (steep) and then half mile down (6:41)- legs are definitely starting to feel it.
Mile 4: 3/4 gradual uphill and then slight downhill before going back up into a trail (7:10)- actually stopped to drink 2 cups of water and seriously considered shifting into a slow jog.
Mile 5: 1/3 mile uphill on a trail, reached the road and did a short dash downhill, and then just steady back up (7:17).
Mile 6: Gradual downhill for 2/3 of a mile and then the sharp uphill...basically running part of mile 1 backwards- passed a few on the uphill, including the first place woman (6:56)
.25: I had enough in the tank to run this part fairly fast...not sure my pace, but most of it was between 6 and 6:20.
Finish: 41:29...my pr on this course is 40:46, but that's off 70mile weeks, I've been running 40 miles/per week, so felt satisfied with this. Came in 24th overall and 3rd in my age division. Well enough to bring home a free pie for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all bloggers!