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With all the talk about Thanksgiving Day recipes, I think it’s definitely time we addressed the annual Thanksgiving Day 5k–AKA the Turkey Trot. Turkey Trots have evolved over the years to include everything from running on the day itself, to the day after (often referred to as ‘run your turkey off’), and of course, any day post-Thanksgiving weekend. the awesome thing about Turkey Trot 5ks (or whatever distance it may be!), is that in addition to the regular runners, hordes of ‘borderline’ runners show up–the weekend warriors, the runners that still don’t think they’re runners, and the want-to-be runners. Everyone has the same goal of being fit and healthy during a holiday synonymous with over-indulgence.
Thanksgiving Day is just about two weeks away, and while it may not be a PR, it is possible to get yourself ready to be out there enjoying the healthy festivities.
Where to Start
First things first–sign up! Find a race that works and make the commitment. Check sites like active.com for races in your area.
How to Train
Obviously, more time to train will equate with better results, but following a run/walk plan is attainable and can get you involved even if you are short on time to train. In fact, it’s ok to use the race itself as training. Not every race has to be a race!
The most common questions I receive are, Do I have to run the whole thing? and, I’m afraid I will come in last! Now, I can’t really make any guarantees about the latter of the two, the answer to the first question is absolutely not. An attainable run/walk plan will get most people to the finish line feeling fantastic. Decide what ratio works best for your fitness levels and stick with it.
You may want to even enlist a buddy or two for moral support. Even though running is an individual sport, the running community is tremendous and camaraderie is abundant.
Holiday running is just getting started, so springboard your healthiest holiday season yet with a Turkey Trot 5k!
Do you plan to participate in Turkey Trot races this year?
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