Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Cameron Park is the ultimate destination when it comes to outdoor adventure in the Heart of Texas. The course will take your breath away as you go up and down power climb after climb, flow in and out of cedar breaks and into dark bamboo forests. "There is nothing else like this anywhere in the country" according to Bike Magazine and they were right. This thing has more turns and twists than a rubber band ball. The course is mostly single track with areas that are wide enough to pass, especially on the River Trail that gives you 2.25 miles of relief as you limp home Rocks, roots, limestone ledges, tight twisty turns, short power climbs, narrow bridges, fast descents, its got it all!
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