Monday, November 30, 2009

Sparks Turkey Trot

Today being the last day of November, I can officially say that I only ran twice this month. Both of those runs were Turkey Trots - Donner Lake a couple weeks ago and Sparks on Thanksgiving Day. Nice to have some time off, but it's time to get back on the horse.

So I've done the Sparks race for the last three years now - and have the super-soft sweatshirts to prove it. The course has been the same - past the marina, out onto city streets, then back onto the bike path near the water. Playing with Garmin mapping in Google Earth:



Apparently they had a bigger turnout than past year - here's a look back from the start:



And forward. I guess this balloon launch is supposed to look like a turkey? Kinda? Anyone?



Even boom-box-towing-guy showed up. I have no idea why he's wearing an Egyptian headdress, though...



I didn't get many pics from the course, just had a nice time running. Didn't force it too hard, and ended up finishing in 48:something. Managed to get through the chute, grab a water, and make my way back to the line in time to catch our friend Alex finishing. He's running the Santa Barbara marathon this weekend, so wasn't going too hard either.



So, that was November. Tomorrow starts a new month...

5 comments:

RunningLaur said...

I love that King Tut headdress. Totally random.

SnowLeopard said...

I missed 2 Turkey Trots with you guys in a row! Looks like a beautiful morning, and a great turnout. And it's good to take some time off and really let your body heal. And the motivation section of the brain... ;)

Gretchen said...

Okay, so how many days have you run so far this month? ;) (I'm still at zero.) Anyway, nice job out there!

Bummed I will miss you guys on Friday. Logistically, it made more sense to join friends for the show in Sac on Friday night. But when is the NEXT run after Friday?? :)

Turi said...

Heh, just one in December so far. But it's a start!

Sorry we'll miss you Friday. Not sure about other races coming up, at least in December. Maybe a TLD track day at some point?

slowrunner77 said...

next Folsom Trail race is December 13th...