Walk the Turkey Trot with the SAHRC

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Join the SAHRC in walking the Turkey Trot in benefit of the San Antonio Food Bank! We all know walking is good for us... but did you know it could be good for the community too?! Join the SAHRC in walking the 2021 Turkey Trot 5K (it's only 3.1 miles)! All proceeds go to the San Antonio Food Bank and towards helping feed families in need WITH the added bonus of burning some calories on turkey day. Join us on Facebook every Wednesday for tips to get you up to walking speed (really distance) from September through race week!

Please fill out the questions in the survey BEFORE 10/31 so that we can register you and pick up your swag! And pay your race fees through the SAHRC donate button on the bottom, write us a check, or bring us cash (we will register you and use that money to pay your fees).

If you would like to donate more to the SAFB, you can visit the SAHRC Gives Back campaign here! Every $1 donated to the SAFB = 10 lbs of food!

Each person will need their own entry (even children). *If children wish to walk, they do NOT need to pay the $30 entry fee.

Ready to get walking?! Follow us on Facebook to follow along with tips each Wednesday on how to get safely up to race day speed! Missed a post? Catch up below on our ¡Viva Bien! Blog.

Wondering how to get ready for the Turkey Trot? Ready to get back into walking? Does walking a 5K (3.1 miles) seem kind of daunting? We’re here to help. The guide below is designed to get you ready to walk with the SAHRC for the Turkey Trot benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank. But, it can also be used to kick start your walking program and get you moving!

This plan starts from the basics and works its way up to walking a 5K. If you are already walking, great! Don’t start from the beginning again! See where you fall on the plan and gently work your way up to the Turkey Trot Week goal. Our goal is to walk the 5K in 65 minutes!

Notes:

  • Make sure you are maintaining a good posture during your walking.
  • Don’t forget your water! It is important to stay hydrated during your walks! Find a good, easy-to-carry water bottle to make sure you’re getting in enough H2O!
  • A good pair of walking shoes are ESSENTIAL. Make sure that your shoes are supporting your feet and ankles well.

Check out this video to get some walking posture tips:

Check out this video for walking exercises:

September

Week 1: Getting started

  • Goal: walk a total of 60 - 75 minutes, 15 minutes 4-5 times per week
    • Remember: if you’re just getting into walking, some shin pain is normal and usually goes away with time. Make sure you are stretching before and after your walks! And, if you shin pain persists past a few weeks, talk to your doctor.

Week 2:

  • Goal: walk a total of 100 minutes, 20 minutes 5 times per week
    • Notes: make sure you are maintaining good walking posture and staying hydrated!

Week 3:

  • Goal: walk a total of 125 minutes, 25 minutes 5 times per week
    • Notes: pick up the pace a bit! You should be able to talk with someone but not sing without getting out of breath (this is called the Talk Test and indicates you are moving at a MODERATE speed).
    • Notes: You should aim to walk at least 1 full mile during each 25-minute walk.

Week 4:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 5 times per week
    • Notes: pick up the pace a bit!
    • Notes: You should aim to walk OVER 1 full mile during each 30-minute walk.

October

Week 5:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2 miles

Week 6:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2.25 miles

Week 7:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2.5 miles

Week 8:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2.5 miles

November

Week 9:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2.75 miles

Week 10:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for at least 2.75 miles

Week 11:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time
    • Notes: keep track of how far you were able to walk during those 60 minutes!
    • Aim for 3.1 miles (a 5K!!!)

Turkey Trot Week:

  • Goal: walk a total of 150 minutes, 30 minutes 3 times per week, plus 60 minutes 1 time with the SAHRC during the Turkey Trot!

    You did it!!!