Saturday, November 22, 2008

Race Report: 2008 Apex Turkey Trot

I had a fun time at the Apex Turkey Trot this morning!

The skies were clear and blue, but the temperatures were in the 20s! Brrr! This was the coldest weather I ever remember running in, so I bundled up with two shirts, long leggings, gloves, and a cap while I warmed up.

This is one of my favorite race courses in the area. It goes around Lake Pine on the Cary/Apex border, and it's just so pretty! The course is fairly flat too, with just a couple of hills worth mentioning.

Before the race, I met a lady who was running her first 5K ever, and a man I've seen at nearly every local 5K I've run in! It was nice to get both their names, and look forward to seeing them at future races. I also saw a bunch of girls who were from a local elementary school, who were with their adult running buddies. It seemed to be a Girls on the Run sort of program, and all the participants had pink t-shirts on with their elementary school on the front, and "Run like a girl!" on the back. It was so nice to hear the buddies encouraging their girl running partners along the way! Sometimes I even pretended the encouragement was for me too! :>

I'm waiting to see the official results, but think I crossed the finish line in about 39:05, which was a course record for me, and the fastest 5K since my injuries back in February and March. Next stop, 5K wise, will be a sub-39-min. 5K!


Drusy said...

Congrats on the PR Lesley! You'll likely pull ahead in the Santa Belly Challenge at next week's weigh-in too! Good luck!

SuperDave said...

Allright Lesley! It was a cold one out there SAt morning wasn't it. Great PR!

Carly said...

WTG on the PR especially in the cold!

Cherie said...

Hi Lesley! I'm that lady who was running her first ever 5K race! :) I found your blog while looking at some new races and the results of the Turkey Trot. It was so nice to meet you and share that "first race" excitement - thanks for that! So I just ran my second race last weekend - the Jolly Elf Trail Run in Bond Park. It was a great experience and I beat my time from the last race, so that's always a good feeling. I hope you are well!


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