It’s Turkey Trot week, and considering how badly our training has fallen off for this week’s 10K, there may be more than one turkey on display Thursday.
Although S and I have done our elliptical and spin machines religiously since our Hallowine 5K, I think we’ve run no more than 20 miles total since then. We both ran 4 miles yesterday, twice around the Cypress Crossing loop:
Our times/pace were not impressive, but at least we were back out there (no wind, 65 degrees). The forecast for the Turkey Trot looks fairly miserable:
Of course, the Turkey Trot is training for the December Dallas Marathon Relay. I am running the longest leg for our team–just over 10K. Then that run leads into the January Maui Half Marathon. I promised the team a 9 minute/mile pace. Ok.
While we are in Texas, we are able to keep an eye on the Conestoga that is parked at the Western Outpost via a DLink webcam that is trained on the unit. The DLink software/hardware allows one to set up a motion sensor for any motion in any selected part of the frame. If motion is detected, then it sends the user an e-mail. We originally set it at the most sensitive level and every time the wind would blow, we’d get an e-mail–every 30 seconds or so. Now the sensitivity is set just right so we get an email only if someone actually tries to get into the unit. Coupled with other undisclosed defenses, the unit is rock solid secure until we can drive it back to Texas for winterization in December.