AM Turkey Trot in Lexington, KY. I have run this one the last 3 years at Keeneland race track. Its a hilly slow course and sually poor weather. This year was the exception weather wise. Pretty windy, but, a very pleasant 55 degrees at the 9am start. Its great to always see lots of old friends from my old stomping grounds.
The race itself went better than expected. There was little race specific training time devoted to 5k distance this fall, and a 50k/5+ hours on hilly trails 12 days prior to 5k wasn't likely to help either.
Fortunately, a couple buddies running right around my goal time led the way. It took everything I had to hang with them, and really might have even done better without the dreaded return of a very upset stomach. Choking back puke about the time I could've be mounting a good kick was not ideal.
5:49, 5:32, 5:55, 4:19 pace for partial. 17:50 for 8th Place. A fun race - there were 5-6 people within 2 seconds.
Now, to eats lots of food.