|Just cause it is flat, doesn't make it any less pretty!!|
Southeastern Michigan is flat, it really is. A whopping 71 feet of elevation gain on the dirt roads by my parent's farm and 88 feet of elevation gain for the Ann Arbor 5K Turkey Trot. In comparison the Mew's Beer & Gear 5K course had 152 feet of elevation gain. A hill is a hill, right?
|Cute Shirt! Love the look on the turkey's face!!|
I ran with Cyndi and her Daughter. Well Cyndi and I ran together her daughter took off with a goal to beat her last years time, and she did! She bettered her time by nearly a minute! Cyndi is just getting into running and we ran walked the course. Studying the pace elevation charts for the RI and the MI race, the pacing with Cyndi seemed was much more consistent while we were running, but then there was a HUGE hill in the beginning of the RI race. (you can click on the images to see them full size)
|MI race - Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 5K Pace Elevation|
|RI race - Mew's Tavern Beers n' Gear 5K Pace Elevation|
Tomorrow I have 19 on the schedule, wowza. It is 8 weeks out from the AZ Rock n' Roll Marathon. What exactly was I thinking signing up for another marathon so quickly, and then being 99% committed to one on April 27th in KY? I may need to be committed, that is if I don't end up injured. Feh, I think I am slow enough to not get injured, it is speed no distance, right? Shhhhh.... just let me believe it is speed, my mother will assure you no one can convince me there isn't a Santa Claus and to just let me live blissfully in my own happy place.
Saw a beautiful sunset on my drive through NY, along the Southern Tier expressway.
|Chautauqua Lake, New York -- November 19, 2012|
Beth, in her happy place, plotting the 19 miles for tomorrow!