Turkey Trot Running Challenge [Day 19]

My little Maryland town looks more like Seattle this morning. Turkey Trot tradition.

Turkey Trot Running Challenge – Day 19

November 26, 2020.

Happy Thanksgiving for those that celebrate!

My pre-run meal – Empty stomach run, but I do have plans to over indulge later in the day!

Running Gear Checklist

It is rainy and windy (12 mph) with a temperature of 63 F at run time.

My pre-run checklist:

  • Again, empty stomach run. Seem to run better on an empty stomach if I can do it before I get too hungry
  • Warm-up stretches before running – My pre-run stretches include some air squats, high kicks (front and back), lunges, and pulling knees to chest (while standing)
  • Power check for my phone and AirPods
  • What to wear running always includes new compression shirts
  • Put on my reflective vest
  • Grabbed my handheld phone carrier.

Rainy Run – Day 19 – Data

Distance: 3.03 miles

Duration: 29:22

Avg Pace: 9:41 (min/mile)

Calories burned: 419

Elevation Gain: 97 (ft)

Temperature: 63 F

Weather: Rainy

Wind: 12 mph

Podcast: Master of Scale with Reid Hoffman – Rapid Response: Balancing Data with Gut Feeling, w/JetBlue’s Joanna Geraghty

turkey trot 3 mile run
Running in the rain

On the Run – Before and After

Running in the rain. Steady rain and breezy. I hit the road early this morning since it was Thanksgiving and didn’t want to worry about getting a run in .

Even though running in the rain is not at the top of my list of fitness workouts, the temperature was warm enough to be tolerable.

As fate would have it, if I had waited to run later in the afternoon, the weather cleared and it turned into a beautiful day! 73F, low winds, and clear skies.

If you exercise frequently, take care of your shoes with the PEET, The Original 2-Shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer and Warmer. See the one I use below. I absolutely LOVE this shoe dryer and use it daily!

Whether you run in extreme weather or exercise often, PEET keeps your shoes dry and fresh.

Running faster tips

Continue to do more warm-ups with lunges, squats, and light stretching. I did a bit more stretching today since it was wet.

Thoughts while running

Enough though I was soaked, the workout was enjoyable. I was proud I got a fitness run in before 930am.

November Running Challenge Streak – Alive and Kicking

My running plan is winding down to the homestretch. I am starting to think about the next running challenge, but not sure about the length of runs or how many days the challenge will be.

Post-run snack – (4) egg whites and (2) slices of bacon, cooked together. A cup of coffee. (1) cup of plain yogurt, a slash of sugar-free vanilla syrup and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.

3 Miles A Day for 30 Days – Day 19 – Complete!

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