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Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
Nov 6, 2007
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Nov 24, 2010 6:01 AM

TURKEY TROTS!!!

This is for all you new runners who have signed up for Turkey Trots -- tell everyone how you did!  Tell us what worked and what didn't work.  Tell us the best race-related story.  Honesty and creativity count.  And please feel free to brag about your good great races and ask for sympathy with your bad races.

 

 

 

 





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Surfing Vol

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  • importman Amateur 11 posts since
    Oct 20, 2010
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    1. Nov 24, 2010 7:30 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Well I'm doing one and it will only be my second race ever. My first was in October and I did 37:14 (5k). I should be able to improve that some. Only thing is, the course is certified but I still wonder about the length. I drove the route and it came up with 3.2 miles. Didn't trust my odometer so I routed it on Google Maps and it also came up to 3.2 miles. Is it normal to have a discrepancy like this?  I'm new to this so I'm just wondering how it can be certified and not be 3.1 miles. Anyway, I'll do my best and I still believe I'll come away with a new PR. I'll be back later to post my results. Good luck to everyone.

  • CLS89 Legend 212 posts since
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    3. Nov 24, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to importman)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Courses are measured using the shortest route possible, which means taking the tangents of curves.  It takes practice/experience to be able to run the shortest distance of a race course.  I'm still awful at it...The last 5k I did I ran an extra tenth of a mile (3.2) which really adds up time!  Here is an article about running the tangents. Good luck!!





    ~Cristina~ (@mission262)

    Currently training for:

    Electric City Gobbler 5k 11/25/20

    Kiawah Island Half-Marathon 12/11/10

    Shamrock Marathon 3/20/11



  • John425 Pro 184 posts since
    May 20, 2010
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    4. Nov 24, 2010 9:13 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Well, let's hope nobody gets the "TURKEY TROTS".  We've had enough salmonella this past year!

  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
    Dec 16, 2009
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    5. Nov 24, 2010 9:44 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Certified a course may be -- and the desire to run straight and cut the tangents may be present -- but often times where the roads remain open runners are often herded to one side of the road or the ther other for safety reasons and not the shortest route possible.





  • emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    6. Nov 24, 2010 7:23 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    My first 5mile race is tomorrow - Im super nervous but I have trained the distance so I know I can do it!

     

    One little wrinkle though -- tonight started with freezing rain, than 2-4 inches of snow, and then more freezing rain ... by race time it is supposed to be snowing!

     





    Started: July 2010 at 273#

    Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

    Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

    Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

    Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

    Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

    Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

    Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

    Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    7. Nov 24, 2010 7:52 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Good Luck to all who races!

  • renoheating Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 8, 2010
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    8. Nov 24, 2010 9:23 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Hope the race went well, haven't heard from anyone yet.





    Reno Heating

    Reno Plumbing

  • skell85 Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 16, 2010
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    9. Nov 24, 2010 9:35 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    I have my first race ever tomarow and I'm a little nervous i know I can do it but my calves have been really tight for the past week or so. I've been stretching, heating, stretching again, cooling and stretching again but still not any looser. My training 5K time is 26:10, I'm shooting for a 22:00 for the race. I will update tomarow with my finish time.

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10. Nov 25, 2010 10:43 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    I completed my Turkey Trot in 34:?'s I will know later the exact time. Happy Thanksgiving!

     

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  • emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    12. Nov 25, 2010 9:27 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    SurfingVol: sounds like you had a good race, its important to pass the gift of health on to the next generation... if only we would have gotten it younger imagine what life would be like?

    Maria: Great race... wow great time! You rock girlie!

     

    I have to learn to celebrate small victories because running is hard for me... and Im quite a penguin. So here is my race report

     

    HUGE crowd of over 1250 people -- thinned out nicely because the 2 mile went a different direction than the 5 mile.

    I had the best race of my life... I felt strong and in control at all points in the race except for a few short moments.

    I run intervals -- most 4:2 with some 2:2 thrown in. Every race I end up having to walk at least once for 4 minutes... NOT THIS TIME!

    Every 2 minutes I was able to run ... and over half of my intervals were 4 minute ones.

     

    Ok pace and time-- wow not the best

    1:13:10 but hey ... I did it! 5 mile race under my belt... and at the end of the 5 miles (with the exception of the sprint at the end) I felt like I could have kept going!

     

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!





    Started: July 2010 at 273#

    Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

    Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

    Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

    Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

    Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

    Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

    Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

    Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • skell85 Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 16, 2010
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    13. Nov 25, 2010 10:14 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    I finished my first 5K this morning. I didn't do as good as I had hoped but I still finished with a 25:03! Really not too bad of a run besides the 18 degree temp and all the runners pushing their way through just to fall back behind me a 1/2 mile later. I finished 70th out of 300 or so other runners so all in all I didn't do too awful. Looking foward to my next 5K Dec 31, 22:-- mins here I come!!!!!

  • Robhart101 Rookie 5 posts since
    Nov 17, 2010
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    14. Nov 25, 2010 10:56 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: TURKEY TROTS!!!

    Well, did my first 5K at the local Turkey Trot.  Oveall it was a nice experience.  Cool weather, but I set up some easy goals and met all of them.  At 62 I was looking to enjoy the event and establish a decent time so that I could set up future training to really get my PR times down in the future. I crossed the finish line with the clock reading 30.24. I had to hunt for the person to take the barcode reading so my logged time will reflect that, but I know I at least did a 30.24.  I took all the input to start at the back of the pack, but I won't next time.  I could have shaved a few minutes off having to work my way through the pack and lost time at funnel points at the beginning of the race.  Also, not being used to pace, I think I paced it too slow in the middle.  Over dressed even though it was cool.  Felt like I had a lot left at the end so I'll know to start training more for a faster finish. Also, less coffee, more tea before the race.Great input from the blogs and thread here.  Thanks to all for the input and help.  It was a great experience and basically a whole lot of fun!!! I'm hooked!!!

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