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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Guinness World Record Gobbler Challenge!

If you are joining us Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot Charity 5K you are also joining an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most runners (walkers and strollers count too) in a multi-venue event on the same day! Participants in Thanksgiving Day races all across the US will be participating. You may earn a spot in the record books while serving a great cause!
BSX Athletics, a performance monitoring system developer, is the driving force behind the Guinness Gobbler World Record Challenge and has a special offer for our Trotters! They have developed a FREE eight week training plan. You can download or view the "paper" copy or download the app for free on your iPhone (free download code = gobbler).

The plan is designed to maximize your running efficiency by using heart rate zones or perceived rate of exertion zones. We do not want you just going out and running at one pace, this will cause injury. You will warm up at your zone 1 pace, which is a 5-6 on the RPE scale of 1-10. and then you will run in your endurance training zone 2 or 7-8 on the RPE scale. This is the zone that teaches your body to burn fat as fuel. It will allow you to run longer distances over time. We do incorporate some speed work that will bring your RPE to a 9-10 for very short periods.

For directions about downloading the app visit here.

For a PDF file of the training program, visit here.

Happy training!

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