Monday, November 16, 2009

Turkey Trot Race Registration & My new love for spandex

Ambitious Aspirations 1st Annual Virtual Turkey Trot is now open for registration!

To register, simply leave a comment with your intent to enter and the distance you plan to run. There are a plethora of distances: 1 mile, 5k, 5 mile, 10k, 10 mile and Half Marathon!

Below is the official race bib! Simply click on the image and copy over to your blog (or print and wear on Turkey Day). I'll have a call for race results after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to hosting this virtual race.
For my P-town peeps: I'll be printing bibs and distributing course routes soon, stay tuned.

Now I'm turning my attention to the weekend. One of Mr. Pi's old college friends' was in town for the weekend. His sister is a XC star at Cal Berkeley who was running down in Springfield. On Saturday we trekked down to Springfield and spectated his sisters race. I've never spectated a XC race before and it was crazy. I think the spectators got almost as much of a workout as the runners; it was chaos--spectators running all over the place. The rest of Saturday was spent drinking beer and enjoying the dry weather!

Sunday, Mr. Pi and I got a late start to our run but we made it out there. We were both going for 10 miles. My goal for the run was to test out my half marathon outfit (yes, I am running a half mary next weekend! YIKES!) and to try to run purely on feel. I tend to be a little obsessed with my Garmin which isn't always a good thing. I tried to concentrate on my breathing and on running safely through the ghet-toe! The first three miles of the run are a little sketchy so I was trying to be ultra aware of my surroundings. The run...

It was great for the first 5 miles, I was consistently running at about a 10:45 pace and feeling great. I slowed a little in the middle miles but finished it up with two fast-ish miles, the last mile was 10:12! Whoa!

Overall, I ended with 10 miles at 11:13 avg pace. Best news of the whole run though was my rockin' spandex Sugoi compression tights. They are A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!! More to come on these puppies. Here I am rockin' my spandex after 10 miles in the west drizzle that is the NW for the next 9 months.

Don't forget to sign up for my virtual turkey trot!

20 comments:

  1. That's a bummer. I really wanted to run a marathon, but theres no option for that. Oh well.


    Psyche! I'm totally down to do the 10k. I'm running one in 'real life' anyways so this is perfect! Yay for spandex. Sugoi is the best. Is this your first pair? You'll never go back.

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  2. Great idea for the virtual turkey trot!!! I hope my bib from my turkey trot is 1/2 as cool! I have come one with the compression pants too!!!

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  3. that outfit is GREAT! OK what race are you doing next weekend?? Or maybe it is on my calendar...hmmmm..

    I am in..is this run on Thanksgiving day? Not sure of the distance yet.. A Half MArathon sounds like fun...I guess depends on the time and weather..

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  4. Yay! I love this. I was so bummed that the place where I'll be (Palm Springs, CA) has no Turkey Trot that I can find, so I figured I'd just be running my 10 miler on my own...but now I know that I'll virtually be running with all of you! Thanks so much for hosting. I love the Bib :-)

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  5. Very cute trot bib and very cute pic of you!

    Kevin, Lisa and I will be rockin the 10k at the Run to Feed the Hungry - one of my all time favorite Thanksgiving traditions! Seriously, even when we move to the bay I will have to come to Sac to run it. SO much fun!!

    Great run! Ahh, I love running in light drizzle.

    P.S. Did you see Portland was one of the best places to run in Runner's World? I saw the pics of the bridges and was like, "hey, I ran those!"

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  6. I am intending to enter, and my choice of distances is the half marathon. Do I get a shirt and medal?

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  7. LOVE the sugoi compression tights - I want some of my very own. And register us (me and Donna) for the 5 miler please! We will proudly trot along at the back of the virtual pack.

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  8. Ooh, love me some virtual races. Count me in because I am not doing the regular turkey trot in my neighborhood. Once the boyfriend wakes up, I'll ask him if he wants to participate as well. (He's competitive, so maybe...) And Maybe Lena does too, hahaha!

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  9. What a fun and great idea!! I don't know what distance I am going to race. This will certainly get me in gear.

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  10. My warmest tights are Sugoi fleece-lined tights and I love them!!! Glad you're a fan! Great job on your run!! I run a 10-miler every year on Thanksgiving morning, so count me in and I'll report back!

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  11. i am signed up for a 5k thanksgiving morning so i can do a double report :)

    i love tights!!!

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  12. I am a teeny bopper movie fan...I like movies with Mandy Moore in them and I watch shows like "One Tree Hill." I loved Twilight simply for the pure entertainment value. I like to sit, not have to think and just enjoy a movie.. If I sat and analyzed it I probably would not have been too happy. Of course I have not read the books either, so I had nothing to compare it to.

    You are on my calendar :)

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  13. wohhoo for turkey trots. i signed david up for one and I don't think he was super happy with me :)

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  14. Super cute bibs that you made! I really like it!

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  15. very cute bib!! Our Thanksgiving is in Oct, but always love a virtual race! I have a little 20 min run in my training plan for next friday... have a 3k category?! LOL

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  16. I'm in! I'll sign on for the 10K.

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  17. Alisa,

    So glad for a virtual Turkey Tot race! We wanted to do a live one but I didn't want to fork out the fee! Count my hubby and in for a 5k!! I'll post on my blog :)

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  18. Look amazing in tights. Rear shots next time :P

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