Turkey Trots have become a Thanksgiving tradition, inviting an estimated 800,000 people each year to run in more than 1,000 events nationwide—ranging from 5Ks to marathons—before they chow down on some serious carbs. But do you know exactly how long you’d have to run in order to burn off all the Turkey Day calories consumed later? Mizuno created an infographic breaking down each of the Thanksgiving plate staples into minutes of running required for calories burned. These calculations are based on a 175-pound individual running at a 10-minute per mile pace.
Turkey: 236 calories per 8 ounces and 17.5 minutes of running
Mashed Potatoes: 214 calories per cup and 15.5 minutes of running
Brussel Sprouts: 38 calories per cup and 2.5 minutes of running
Dinner Roll: 160 calories for 2 rolls and 12 minutes of running
Sweet Potato Casserole: 360 calories per cup and 26.5 minutes of running
Stuffing: 356 calories per cup and 26 minutes of running
Gravy: 134 calories per half cup and 10 minutes of running
Cranberry Sauce: 418 calories per cup and 31 minutes of running
Pumpkin Pie: 632 calories per slice and 47 minutes of running
Red Wine: 250 calories for two glasses and 18.5 minutes of running
In total it would take almost 3.5 hours to burn off an entire Thanksgiving meal. For some that’d be a decent marathon PR.
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