Year 3 of Turkey Running is in the books and each year I improve (see Puerto Rico Turkey Run: TPOL Wins, Then Trolls & Cyberbully? TPOL’s Puerto Rico Turkey Trot (2nd Edition)). My nemesis from year 1 didn’t join me and it’s a good thing he didn’t (see No Turkey Trot This Year, But Still Thankful for Trolling). Despite technical difficulties, namely my shoelaces breaking before the race starting and my failure to load my music on my Garmin, I did tie my pace from last year of 7:57/mile. This is noteworthy because TPOL’s home course of Rio Mar includes a steep hill that is one mile long.