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.
The Little Miami Half Marathon and 10K near Cincinnati is a flat and fast scenic race run along the banks of the Little Miami River. Are you training for a fall marathon or half marathon? This Cincinnati Half Marathon is a perfect tune-up! Plus, the entire course is run on a shaded bike path, which is a big bonus during Ohio’s humid summer months!
The race starts and finishes in Morrow, OH, just a few miles east of King’s Island, and travels through South Lebanon and Kings Mills. All runners and walkers welcome. A technical running shirt, finishers medals, chip timing and great post race food at the finish are guaranteed to make this race a kickin’ good time! Chosen to be this year’s RRCA state championship half marathon!