Turkey Trot Prep/Rant

I signed up for a 10k Turkey Trot back in October, and race day is tomorrow! YAY!! I’m pretty sure doing 6.2 will give me the kick start I need for GSC mileage training. I cranked out 4 miles in 55:37 this afternoon. I’m happy with that. I have no idea what conditions will be on the course, so I might go faster or slower than predicted.

I have been asked by random people, with regards to this 10k in particular, about how fast I plan on finishing. I tell them, “Fast enough to finish,” but that still doesn’t shut them up long enough to offer so-called “advice” about what I SHOULD be running. (Insert rant: Um, hello? You are NOT me, in any way, shape, or form. You don’t know what I’m capable of handling when it comes to running, so don’t try to tell me what I should be doing. I’m not ready to be cranking out ten-minute miles just yet. If I ever get to that point, then sure. But until then, I am not an elite. I am me. All that matters is crossing the finish line and improving my Princess Half corral placement.)

Anyone else out there having fun fielding similar questions?

(All I have to say to the crazy people is, “I don’t see you out there running 6.2, or 3.1, or 5…whatever the distance may be. I’m busting my ass to kick yours.”)


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