Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here in Santa Barbara, a record number of runners showed up this morning for the 4 mile Turkey Trot. It made for a very crowded out and back along a small bike path. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Even a couple costumed runners showed up: turkeys, pilgrims and Indians. Very family friendly with a lot of kids in attendance.
I ran this event with two of my friends. One of them left me in the dust, while the other I left behind. It was a beautiful foggy morning. I managed to set a new four mile PR... kind of. According to everyone's apps, pedometers and my Garmin, the course was almost a full quarter of a mile short. I was holding a solid 9 minute per mile pace and feeling strong, so I'd like to think I wouldn't have had a problem beating my previous PR which came out to about a 9:13 pace. I hate tainted PRs!
Anyway, I'm thankful for friends, family and fun races! Happy Thanksgiving!!!