Saturday, November 19, 2011

Turkey Trot Predict 5K, and cupcakes!

Today I participated in the Pikes Peak Road Runner's, Turkey Trot Predict 5K, which was great fun.  The goal of the run is to predict your finishing time, and the 6 closest to their times win a turkey.  So each runner took off at the time they predicted as the clock ran backwards.  If everyone was exactly right, every runner would finish at the same time.  It was a beautiful fall day in Colorado Springs... in the low 50's about the time the race ended.

Based on my 2 mi times from my last Nielsen Challenge, I had predicted/hoped for 33:47, but ended up running it in 35:53.  2 minutes better than my best 5K so far, but still kind of a let down.  I'd really like to get up to a better pace, but I know I need to be patient.  Considering 6 months ago I couldn't run 400 yards without stopping and walking, and now I can run 3.1 miles in minimalist sandals, I guess I shouldn't complain.

My feet felt great in the sandals, and I am pretty sure I could have continued on at that pace and completed a 10K.  What I'd like to do is figure out how to get a little faster.  I have a feeling it has to do with cadence (and perhaps getting down 25 more pounds!).

Again, I was "that guy" in the odd sandals..  at least this time though I did spy a pair of VFF's, Merrell Trail Gloves, and a few New Balance Minimus shoes out there.

I realize I have been remiss in keeping up the healthy eating part of this blog too.  So, I am adding a new recipe to the Recipe tab.  This gluten-free/dairy-free Raspberry Cupcake is another one from Lillian's Test Kitchen ,which looks awesome.  Planning to make these tomorrow, so I'll let you know. I embedded her video on making these below also... they look super easy!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

"I can't be funny if my feet don't feel right" - Billy Crystal

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh those cupcakes look amazing. Please let me know if you make them. Kyle and I are trying to stay away from wheat so these would be nice.


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