Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gobble Gobble 5K

Thanksgiving Day J and I participated in the Gobble Gobble 5K.  The race took place at the Arnold City Park.  The race started at 8 am, but it was still really cold. 


I had planned on wearing my orange compression, lined jacket, compression tights, ear warmers, and gloves.  But when I went outside before the race, I realized what I planned on wearing was not enough.  I added a light compression shirt as a base layer.  And hoped that would be enough. 

J also layered to stay warm.  
We left the house around 6:30 to arrive in time to pick up our race packet.  The race day packet pick up was well organized and luckily, we didn't have to wait in a long line to get our race bib and long sleeve t-shirt.  The shirts were really nice (especially for the $20 race fee).  The only issue was the shirts were a little big.  I ordered J an XL and myself and L.  The shirts were big, but I have a feeling they will shrink a little after washing.
After packet pick up, J and I stayed in the car to be warm until race time.  Since the race was small (1,000 people), we waited until 7:55 before heading to line up.  The race started promptly at 8 am.  Always a plus.  I wasn't sure how the race would go.  I had only ran twice since the half marathon so I knew it wouldn't be a PR.  But I was excited to get some exercise in on Thanksgiving day. 
The race was very flat and a great race.  I finished in 32:31 (10:29 pace) not my best but an okay race. 
I have a feeling when we are in St. Louis for Thanksgiving we will be doing the Gobble Gobble 5K.
Did you fun on Thanksgiving Day?
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