Turkey Trot Running Workout Round Up


Since we normally we spend Thanksgiving in the city, we had considered going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade this year but then our plans changed completely and will be spending the holiday out here on Long Island instead.

I now get to make a bunch of side dishes plus dessert which I have yet to totally finalize recipe-wise which is okay because that’s not the point of this post.

I really could have run a Turkey Trot race now that we will be home Thanksgiving morning but I hate driving to run a 5k and there really isn’t another race distance available near me.

No big deal though because I can run my own little Turkey Trot at home by creating my own race distance and workout plan.

Turkey Trot Running Round Up - Collection of running workouts to do on Thanksgiving Day

I put together a running roundup of my of top 5 running workouts, any of these would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning depending upon how many miles you want to get in before celebrating the holiday with your family and friends.

Click on each workout to view full post!

5k workout – 3.1 miles that will challenge you without overdoing it.

5k workout


10k speed workout – I really sweat from running these 6.2 miles. Feel free to add more/less miles.

10k speed workout


Fun Running Workout – My favorite negative split workout which I run all of the time.

running workout

Speed workout (6 miles) – You can add on miles to this or shorten it.

speed workout

Speed Play on the Treadmill – Have to run on the treadmill? No problem! This speed play workout is perfect for the treadmill because it keeps you engaged and helps you to push hard and work up a good sweat!

treadmill speed play workout

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Are you running in a Turkey Trot race?

What do you normally do Thanksgiving morning?

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  1. says

    I haven’t tired to type up a post since Saturday, but that sounds annoying! The problem with running a marathon the weekend before Thanksgiving is that it’s too soon to race (or even run at all, really) on Thanksgiving. While it’s definitely been nice to take some time off this week, I know I will be itching to run on Thursday!
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  2. says

    I always run a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving and don’t know if I’m gonna be able to this year … Crazy bruised/jammed pinky toe that I haven’t been able to run on in the last 5 days :/ … If it magically feels better tomorrow though, I’ll be running the Detroit Turkey Trot 10K!
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  3. says

    I won’t go out of my way for a Thanksgiving 5K but luckily there is usually a 5 miler. This year I am heading up to Port Washington which is pretty close to me for their 5 miler before hightailing it to my fam in NJ. Just couldn’t resist the race and we are doing a low key thing so it luckily (and selfishly) worked out.
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