Turkey Trot

With ski season coming soon (next week in West Yellowstone to be precise) I really need to kick my running habit. For a last hurrah I raced in the Auburn Ski Club’s Turkey Trot today. It’s a 7 mile roadrace around Donner Lake with just a few short hills in the first half of the race. I had fun with the race, and I was grateful to Jesse Regnier who pushed me for the entire race to run 39:14, a 5:36 mile pace. This compares favorably to a 10k Los Angeles roadrace I ran in August, where I ran a 5:37 pace. I ran a slightly longer race at a much higher altitide and came out faster than 3 months ago. Racing head-to head probably helped.

For the record, I finished second after Jesse, who put 30 seconds on me in about the last half mile. Oy vey.

Check out the event photos and results.

About Michael

I am running, skiing, and exploring the Sierra Nevada. I first learned to ski at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, I returned to Los Angeles to work for two fire seasons on the Little Tujunga Hotshot Crew (USFS). This is my second winter in Tahoe.