This Turkey is Going to Trot

I’m only two days post race and sore as hell so I must be completely and totally mentally unstable because I just registered for yet another 10K.  Yes – this turkey is going to trot in the Turkey Trot 10K in Burlington on October 25th, 2009.  This time I don’t need sponsors – just fans ? ‘cause I’m going to try and break that personal record I set 6 yrs ago.  (Yanno – the one I set when I was a young spunky thing with no kids and all the time in the world to train).  I want to prove that this mom of two still has what it takes.  I’ve also looked into the history of this race, and if I set a new PR I may also finish top 3 in my age group!  I never realized before that with a little speed work and dilligent trianing that I could be the top in my age group.  But that finishing time from 6 yrs ago was pretty competitive and I know I can do it again.

From my research I’ve found that the 30-34 age group is slower than both the 25-29 and the 35-39 age groups because all of the fast racers are probably off having babies and trying to get back in shape.  I’ve got about 9 months left in this age group, so I’ve decided to take advantage of the slower times.  I’m going to work my butt off (figuratively and literally) by following a training plan, doing speed work and strengthening my core.  I’ve come up with a plan that includes 1 long slow run, 2 medium distance fast paced runs, 1 speedwork day of fast 400’s, a strength training day with my personal trainer and 2 rest days.  I hope to also lose a few pounds while following this plan ‘cause I haven’t really seen much progress in that department (though my mom might disagree ‘cause she told me a few weeks ago that I looked slimmer).

It was really fun to “race” on Saturday – I really had the time of my life speeding past everyone and trying to keep pace with some of the younger people.  (Gawd – I sound old!).  I really have no desire to return to ½ and full marathons anymore.  I just don’t have the desire to spend that much training – I can’t stand to spend that much time apart from my family, and I doubt they have the patience to wait at home for me to do the 3-4 hour long training runs I did on Sunday mornings “back in the day”.  That said, I may do one ½ every spring, yanno just to keep up my endurance ?  and for now this turkey is going to concentrate on the Turkey Trot.  Wish me luck!

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3 thoughts on “This Turkey is Going to Trot

  1. For a minute there I thought you meant Burlington Vermont. I was all set to drive up and cheer you on, but unfortunately, someone went and built another Burlington someplace else. :(
    .-= Jon (was) in Michigan´s last blog ..Fail =-.

  2. Were you the momontherun in the Runners Round Table Chatroom today? I just wanted to put your blog on the show notes if so? I’ll guess yes, but if its not you please email me? Thanks!
    .-= Drusy´s last blog .. =-.

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