November and December in AZ is Turkey Trot, Hot Chocolate, Santa Shuffle season!
Much to Marathon Corrine’s chagrin I “encouraged” her to change up her long distance focus to do some 5k’s with a goal of building speed! Like a lot of long distance runners she didn’t quite “get the point” of racing such a short race! Oh my! Perceptions can change!
Corrine learned the value of a few minutes of racing hard with this one and I’m thrilled! She had a PR in her back pocket and with some grit and a hard effort the mission accomplished! Always the racer she isn’t happy with where she’s at, and will seek more! A 5k is no longer a “race not worthwhile”. It’s now something she wants to get better at, and she will! This race was done on no speed work, on the heels of a marathon off season! For a first 5k in many years Corrine KILLED IT! I was thrilled! She landed 4th in her ag in a very large race which was pretty darn awesome too. 23:55 AND YOU HAVE MORE! CONGRATS!
Coach Angie bellied up to the Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving Thursday. I had no expectations at all, and after a solid 6k warm up with my good friend Shayna, we hit the start line and waited for the gun. I didn’t look at pace or heart rate! I didn’t have a goal… I was just running. It got hard and oh my does that finish line seem far away when you’re at the 4k mark! At the end of the day I ran 21:40, won my age group and had a BLAST with friends! Overall a GREAT day!