Turkey Trot Planning
THANKSGIVING IS 13 WEEKS FROM TODAY!
IF YOU WISH TO TRAIN to run in a 2016 TURKEY TROT 5K Race, the time to start planning is now. Of course you should decide on a training plan (see below) if you have not yet run a 5K. ALSO think about inviting others, possibly non-running family and friends to join in the fun with you that weekend. Run in the same race or at distant locations (EarnedRuns will be happy to help with that by providing bibs).
A 10-week plan that tarts September 12, adapted from one first published on Competitor.com in July 2011 by Mario Fraioli and later in 2014, will be posted on the RESOURCES page as of today. You can download it here too. It is only a DRAFT. Details on the TRACK DAY workouts will be provided on a separate document later this week; the DRAFT plan only has them listed as TRACK DAY#1, #2, #3, etc. If you follow the link to the article from Competitor.com, you’ll have access to the original and can follow that one instead. They are fairly similar. One difference is that the EarnedRuns version has rounded up the fractions of minutes (30 seconds) to full minutes to simplify the plan. Another is that warm-up stretches, MYRTLs, foam rolling, and strength training is spelled out on the calendar as a reminder they are important. When finalized there will be an explanation for why this particular plan was used as a model.
Think about cool, crisp autumn days for training, spiced pumpkin lattes for after-workout treats, you favorite snuggly fleece jacket….and what an accomplishment it will be to finish the race, like thousands of others that holiday. It can become a new (or renewed) tradition!
EarnedRuns 10 week Turkey Trot Training Plan for beginners DRAFT
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