081122 SATURDAY and Turkey Trot Details
The sun goes down during the 5pm class.
2 partners working as a team. 1 person works out at a time, the other provides encouragement and counts reps. You’ll want to trade off as soon as the person who is working out gets tired. Each athlete needs to get at least 5 repetitions in for each exercise each round (no “hogging the movements”)
60 double unders (share the rope if you have to)
40 push presses with 95lb or 65lb barbell
100m walking lunges with 25lb dbs or 15lb dbs
As many rounds as possible in 30 minutes.
(If doing it by yourself, do half the reps/distance as many rounds as possible in 20 min).
Post number of rounds completed to comments.
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DCF “Unofficial” Turkey Trot Details:
Date: Thu, Nov 27
Time: 8AM Meet & Greet we’ll start up the hill no later than 8:30
Place: Lafayette, Hwy 24 & Pleasant Valley Road – Briones Park SE Parking Lot*
We’ll be running to the top (and there might be a surprise or two thrown in for good measure), then walking (unless you want to run).
RSVP to the ‘comments’ link below so we know how many to plan for.
Trail Shoes (if you got â€˜em)
*Directions: Hwy 24 to Pleasant Valley Rd Exit. North on Pleasant Valley Rd. Â½ mile. Briones parking lot is on your left (no turns possible). Proceed on Pleasant Valley to stoplight at SpringHill Rd -make a U-Turn and entrance will be 100â€™ on the right.
Course Information: Running Map (click for course map)
This is a smooth crushed gravel 8â€™ wide trail with a 600â€™ net elevation climb over 1.13 miles. The 1st Â½ mile is a gradual climb with some flat spots â€“ a nice warm up. The 2nd half mile is laced with several steep pitches and deceptive â€œtopsâ€ forcing that extra push.