How many people are running on Thanksgiving day? I actually just read that Thanksgiving day is the biggest day for races across the US. I knew before I even finished my marathon training I should sign up for a race to stay motivated with running. I was debating which Turkey Trot to sign up with, but went with one in the suburbs rather than a city race. Plus the gear looks neat too!
Like any race I wanted to set up a training plan for myself. I decided to use Hal’s Advanced 8K plan, but decided to cut out the long runs. After marathon training I was a little burnt out from long runs on Saturday mornings. I highly recommend using Hal’s training plans for any race here is the link: http://halhigdon.com/. I have used his plans for half marathons and always customize the days to go with the days that fit best in my schedule.
I also told myself I could skip a training day here or there when needed. After 4 months of marathon training I wanted flexibility in my workout plans aka sit on the couch when I felt like it rather than running 🙂 One week until a large number and range of runners will hit the pavement for another Turkey Trot. I am not setting out to hit a PR for my 8K, more just to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving for the day and to start my day out doing something I am thankful for-running!
What Turkey Trot are you running?
What are you most thankful for this year?
Amazing experiences I went through in 2013, but the highlight is probably being thankful for an amazing Fiance.