Friday, November 23, 2012
thanksgiving wouldn't be the same w/out a morning race to kick it off. it's been a few years since i've run the gateway gobbler 6 miler... enough years to have forgotten the long, mile+ climb up the hill on taconic road! still, this is a fantastic low-key, old school, race - that shouldn't be missed. in the age of 1000+ participant thanksgiving day turkey trots, this one is a classic (normally, w/less than a 100 finishers).
for some reason i had the overly ambitious goal of a sub-45 minute finish (clearly thought up before i remembered how challenging the course was). i did string together a bunch of 7:30 miles - and was on pace fot that target. but in the end i was the 22nd finisher - in 45:34, a 7:36 pace. i was more than happy w/that result :D
there were plenty of familiar faces who ran this one: don, john, dan, karen, dawn, gracie - and emmy (who spectated). no better way to create a small calorie deficit going into our thanksgiving meals :D
here are the race result from hitek racing.
the rest of my photos are up on facebook.