Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Day Run

When I was about 22 minutes into the Mission Inn Run 10K a few weeks back, I was at or around the 3-mile mark. It wasn't too tough for me to figure out that I could probably beat my 5K PR time of 25:05. To be fair, of course, that PR is by default because I've only ran one 5K before.

After the Mission Inn Run, I thought about finding a 5K to run in on Thanksgiving, if only to beat that 5K time and wipe the slate clean of that race. For some reason, I have it in my mind that I can't beat that time even though I know I can, and Mission Inn confirmed as much.

But that 5K will have to wait after all. Turns out, the Lopers have a bit of a tradition of running on Thanksgiving. Yeah, the tradition is now in its second year. I'm actually happy that they ran it last year and are running it again this year. I think it's a great way to spend Thanksgiving morning. I've never really played much of anything on Thanksgiving morning. Some families have a football game or something to keep them busy, but I was never really a part of the in-laws' football game and my own brothers... well, we just never organized it I suppose.

Now, though, I have something to keep me busy. At least this year.

We're "only" running 10 miles. I say "only" because it's a lot less than we've been running before. We've had weekends of 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, the 10K, 15 and 18 in succession since mid-October. Sunday we're going back down to 10, and I suppose the 10-mile figure is a nice, round one.

I feel fine. I've got no ill effects from the Cedar River Run. I suppose the only things that have hampered me is a slight twinge in my groin that is strange and my right leg felt a bit heavy during my run earlier today. I did The Interval on Wednesday morning, and I tore right through it. It was nice to get out running again after recovering a bit from Sunday.

So I'll be up bright and early on Thursday, getting in my 10 miles, so I won't feel too guilty if I have a second piece of that pumpkin pie I've got in the oven right now. Nor any extra sweet potatoes that find their way on my plate, because those sweet potatoes have a way of doing that to me.

And one more thing. I wanted to wish my blog buddy Lisa of Lisa runs? Wait... what? luck on her own 10K she's running somewhere up in Northern California. Good luck Lisa!


Angie Eats Peace said...

Ha! You are at the point where 10 becomes "only".
You are on your way to being a marathoner, my friend.
See ya tomorrow :)

5thsister said...

Happy Thanksgiving and have fun on the 'trot!

Kerrie T. said...

Hope your run is fun! Happy Thanksgiving!