Join me in a free virtual Thanksgiving Day 5k! Training Plan and Details

Life is better when we have something to look forward to, and when we are working towards something. I have an opportunity for you.

Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away! No matter what kind of shape you’re in right now, it’s not to late to prepare to run 5k (3.1 miles) on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a fun tradition we’ve participated in for several years. Last year, it was even snowing during the race.

The Turkey Trot we usually do is virtual this year, which means there is no live event and you just pay to submit your time and pick up a t-shirt. I’m not really into paying to run by myself.

Let’s do our own virtual 5k for free, what do you say? Whether you prefer to run, walk, hike, push a stroller, do it on a treadmill, or run super fast in a turkey costume like the Turkey Trot die-hards, you can join me by submitting your 5k time by Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. PST, and I’ll send you the race results. The winner of each category might just get some swag if I can round it up (brands like to give food bloggers swag that I can then pass on to lucky winners). There won’t be a t-shirt or medals, unless you make you own. 🙂 You will get social media bragging rights, though! If just 1/3 of my email list particpates, that’s still a good-sized race of 300 runners.

Click below to sign up, and around Thanksgiving, you’ll get a link to submit your time. There is no gimmick in this. I’m not trying to collect your email address for any other purpose. I just like comraderie and competition, and online is the way to do that these days!

Forward this email or send this link to your friends who might want to run a free virtual 5k.

 

 

SIGN ME UP!

Here is a training plan I adapted from other Couch to 5K-type training plans. If you’re not currently exercising, but you’re cleared and able to exercise, this plan might be helpful to you. If you are currently exercising, you can still use this program, but you’ll know best where to start and how to get up to running your fastest 3.1 miles possible by November 26th.  Check out NonetoRun.com for tons of inspiration about people running a 5K who are not runners or didn’t previously exercise.

Sample Couch to 5K Training Plan

Choose three days a week to do a 30-minute workout (25 minutes of walking/running, and 5 minutes of strength training).

WEEK WORKOUT 1 WORKOUT 2 WORKOUT 3 STRENGTH WORKOUT
1 Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 30- seconds of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 20-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 60-seconds of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 20-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 60-seconds of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 20-minutes. 30-seconds of squats, 45 seconds of glute bridge with march, 30-seconds of leg raises. See quick videos here: None to Run Strength Workout. 

 

2 Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 90-seconds of slow running and 1-minute of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 90-seconds of slow running and 1-minute of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 2 minutes of slow running and 1-minute of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Two sets of the Strength Workout each day.

 

3 Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 3-minutes of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 4-minutes of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Walk briskly for 5-minutes. Then alternate between 5-minutes of slow running and 2-minutes of walking for a total of 25-minutes. Two sets of the strength workout each day.

 

Don’t forget to Register HERE!

Happy Running!



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