Turkey Trot Weekend

I ran not one but two turkey trots this past holiday weekend.  On Thanksgiving Day, I ran the Ashenfelter 8k Classic for the 3rd year in a row.    Since it was a bit too chilly out for Mr. L to hang in the stroller, I headed to Glen Ridge, NJ two hours before the race.  My plan was to run 5 miles before the 8k in order to get my long run done for the week.

I ran the 1st 5 miles at around 10 minute mile pace and even got to watch the kids 1 mile run.  It was such a beautiful day and they looked like they were having so much fun!

The gun went off for the Ashenfelter 8k right at 9am and I was off.  I ended up running the race in 47:18 with pretty even mile splits.  After crossing the finish line, I grabbed a bottle of water and headed home.  It was such a beautiful day out that I took Mr. L on a 2 mile walk for some fresh air.  10 miles of running + 2 miles of walking = lots of turkey eating for me.

A very bad and sweaty self-portrait..ick!

With one successful turkey trot of 2012 under my belt, I was excited to run the Westfield Turkey Trot 5 Mile on Saturday.  I decided to take Mr. L and he wore his new snowsuit.  This turkey trot started at 11:15am and Mr. L and I hung in the back with the strollers.   The 1st mile was really crowded and we completed it in 10:48.  Mile 2 – Mile 4 were on the roads of Westfield and a little less crowded.  Mr. L had a complete meltdown at mile 3.5 so I had to start booking it to finish.  We crossed the finish line in 51:26 for a minute mile pace of 10:17.   After crossing the finish line, I immediately turned the stroller around and ran straight to the car.  Mr. L was a much happier camper after getting home and playing with his toys.   Below is my tweet from after Saturday’s race.

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2nd #turkeytrot of 2012 done! 5 miles+stroller+head wind+screaming baby=HARD #mamaneedsadrink

Yikes, it was a hard one! :)

My goal for the month was to do a 5 mile race with the stroller and I completed that.  Since Mr. L is now mobile, his BOB threshold is starting to decreased.  I’m thinking 5ks are the only stroller races he will tolerate now. :(

Did you race a turkey trot this weekend?  How did it go?

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3 Responses to Turkey Trot Weekend

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  2. Sherri says:

    Sounds like you had a very productive race weekend.Ashenfelter was great as always.The perfect way to start the holiday.This Saturday is the reindeer run 5k in Franklin Lakes.A fun way to begin the xmas holiday season.

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