According to my Instagram poll today, 34% of you are running a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. (Colin and I will be running the Fresno one! Join us: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/SierraChallengeExpressTurkeyTrot !)
I have been running a 5K on Thanksgiving Day for the last few years – it’s a fun way to MOVE on a day that is typically pretty sedentary and revolved around eating. There is always time for a quick run in the morning.
No matter hat your level of fitness, you can run/walk a 5K this year. Modify this plan to suit your needs and remember, it’s all about moving and having fun. If walking is what feels right for you, walk this year and make it a goal to walk it faster next year! Just get out there and move.
Here is a quick and simple 5k training plan that can be modified for 2, 4, or 6 weeks of training depending on how much time you have.
- Use a run/walk approach.
- Eat clean and hydrate.
- Find a buddy.
- Don’t stress; Have fun!
Things to Consider/Try:
- Can you walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes? If so, you are ready to add some running into your routine. Do so gradually, with a mix of walking and running.
- Try running for 2 minutes / then walking for 4 minutes – repeat 5 times – for a total of 30 minutes. Try it for 3-4 days/week depending on what feels right for you.
- As you progress, reduce the walking portion and increase the running portion until you can run for 3o minutes.
- Be sure to take rest days and give your body time to recover. If you are extra tired/sore, your body might be telling you that you need another rest day – list to it.
Keep me posted on your journey! Is anyone taking on the holiday #RWRunStreak with me this year?