Second time running the Cleveland Turkey Trot. This year the weather was amazing compared to last year. 52 degrees vs 32 degrees…big difference. Unfortunately not much difference in my time, but I’m good with that as I was only shooting for an under 9 minute average today as I’ve been fighting a head cold all week.
There were over 4,000 people so the start was slow. I had to stop twice to tie the same shoe in the first mile…yes, really. I got a cramp in my calf in mile two and worked through it. Mile three brought me trying to open as many vents as possible on my shirt as I was overheating. The last two miles I finally found my groove. I finished in 44:25 officially with 8:53 average. 83 out of 176 in my age group and 1,694 overall out of 4,224 total. I’ll take it.
It wasn’t the race I projected prior with all the things that happened, but I’m very happy with the outcome. Once again my training saved me from disaster…just have to remember to use double knots!
Decide to dominate!