Yesterday, Neal and I tackled the Alexandria Turkey Trot like two super heroes!
The nutritional value of these bars is a huge draw. I like energy bars, but the fat and calories is usually a huge drawback. I really love the NuGo family and was happy to find them at Whole Foods.
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Servings Per Package: 1
|Calories from fat||25|
|Total Fat 2.5g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8%|
|Trans Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.5g||5%|
|Vitamin A 40%, Calcium 30%, Thiamin 40%, Niacin 40%, Folic Acid 40%, Vitamin C 40%, Vitamin B-12 40%, Vitamin E 40%, Vitamin B-6 40%, Riboflavin 40%, Iron 5%|
Packet pick-up opened at 8:30AM, so Neal and I planned to meet up at 8AM.
Neal was a little late, but we got to the packet pickup on time and were able to get a parking spot!
This race was SO organized, and with 4600 runners, I was grateful for that! For this race I was number 35 and Neal was number 2975. Neal is always jealous of my low race numbers, but it’s just one of the advantages of having a last name that’s at the beginning of the alphabet. Today he quickly reminded me that in 7 months, I’ll be moving to the back of the alphabet when I take his last name… of the sacrifices of marriage ;)
With our numbers pinned on and our bladders emptied, Neal and I headed outside to wait for the race to start.
Prior to the start of the race, Neal and I decided to run the whole race, verses running intervals (2 min running and 1 min walking). I was nervous, but at the same time excited. I knew that I could run 5 miles without walking, I was just nervous about what our time would be.
The race was really crowded at first, but I loved running through Del Ray. It was a gorgeous day! We honestly couldn’t have asked for better weather. Before I knew it we were at mile marker 4 and my rocket boosters turned on. Neal and I ran the whole race and felt FANTASTIC! In the end, we finished the 5 mile run in 56:06 (according to my Garmin)! That’s a 11:08 minute mile average.
P First G Age Net Time Gun Time G-Ran A-Rank -- ----- - -- ---- ---- ---- ----
2797 Neal M 31 56:10.0 57:24.4 1458 462 2799 Ashley F 27 56:09.5 57:24.7 1331 396
Running first thing thanksgiving day is a wonderful way to start the holiday and I would recommend it to anyone!