Sunday, November 29, 2009

The week after Philly & the last 5k of the year.. Gobble Wobble 5k

The week that was, was pretty easy on the recovery end. After running Philly on Sunday, I was a bit sore on Monday, and the worst of it was Tuesday. I felt like getting out for a few miles on Wednesday, but decided to wait until our trail run on Thursday.

I am still a bit ticked at my ever changing finish time. Currently it is at 3:50:16. My garmin had me at 3:49:59, and I still find it hard to believe that I lost 10 mins in the last 6+ miles, but I guess I did. I am already planning what marathons to run in 2010. I did enter the lottery for NYC, so we'll see what happens.

Thursday, being Thanksgiving, our TrailGroup met at 6:45am for our 2nd annual Turkey trail run. Bill Y, asked if we could bring a food donation that he will drop off at Trenton Soup Kitchen on behalf of our group. We did not disappoint, as we overflowed the container he brought. We ran to the dam and back, and when we got to the dam, I had mentioned that it was my 1yr anniversary, running with the group, so I got to run an extra hill at the dam. It was a nice 6.5 mile run, to shake the cobwebs out.

Saturday, I ran the last 5k of the year, the Gobble Wobble 5k, in Wildwood. It was a small local 5k, with less than 100 runners.
It started at a local church, ran onto the boardwalk, down to the Crest, and back. It was a very windy day, with winds out of the WNW at 25mph! It wasn't that bad on the boardwalk, but when you got off, with about 3/10 of a mile to go, it was hard in your face! I had one runner pass me as we went down the ramp off the boardwalk. I was taking that easy, since I didn't want to hurt the left hamstring.
I finished in 22:08, and know if the wind wasn't that strong, I could have had a new PR. I did finish 6th overall, and 1st in my 40-49 age group.

I think I'll try and get out and run a few times this week, but I will take it easy to get my hammy back to 100%, for the new year!

8 comments:

Yasi said...

Great job in the Gobble Wobble! We were thinking of you on Saturday morning as we were hitting some of the hard winds.

Maybe I'll have a training partner for those long runs if we both get in on the NYC marathon!

Darrell said...

so many things:

I like they way your group celebrates anniversaries, a little extra hill work ain't so bad.

Love the screaming turkey!

Good Luck with NYC, I still think it is one of the best.

I Run for Fun said...

First of all, congratulations on Philly! Sorry you were disappointed with the finish, but it is an incredible time and you should be proud of yourself.

Great time on the 5K too...just a week after the marathon. Amazing!

Vava said...

Pretty sweet 5k time for "taking it easy" and with all that wind!

Good luck with the NYC Marathon lottery!

Denise said...

I took off all week and got out there today for my first run. It was a nice, much needed, break but now it's time to get back to it!

joyRuN said...

It sucks that your time in Philly is pretty suspect given how much it keeps changing.

Regardless, you had a great finish time!

Great job on the Gobble Wobble. I'm planning on doing it again next year for revenge!

Marci said...

just catching up with your blog... congrats on a great race at Philly!

prashant said...

I'll have a training partner for those long runs if we both get in on the NYC marathon!
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