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.
An AMAZING Place to Run!
The Humboldt Bay Area combines spectacular scenery with the perfect climate for year round running.
August is a dry month with an average high temperature of only 62.6 degrees (17 Celsius), so ideal conditions for this race are almost guaranteed.
Whether you are trying for a Boston qualifying time (marathon course certification CA-16003-KY), striving for another personal record, or just looking for a uniquely beautiful place to run, the Humboldt Bay Marathon, Half Marathon and Marina Mile races are exactly what you're looking for!
Event Schedule (see http://humboldtbaymarathon.com for updates)
Saturday, August 12:
1 PM to 4 PM: Packet pickup and fitness expo
Additional activites to be scheduled
Sunday, August 13:
6:00 AM: Marathon Late registration, 7th and F Streets, Eureka
7:00 AM: Marathon start, 7th and F Streets, Eureka
7:00 AM: Half marathon shuttle bus service starts from finish area (1st and C Streets, Eureka) to half marathon start area in Arcata
7:30 AM: Half marathon late registration at the Arcata Plaza
8:30 AM: 5K Race Start, C Street Plaza Eureka
8:40 AM: Last half marathon shuttle bus departs Eureka
9:00 AM: Marina Mile Fun Run Start, C Street Plaza Eureka
9:00 AM: Half marathon start, Arcata Plaza, 8th and G Streets Arcata
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM: Finish area activities
Marathon course time limit is 6 hours, 30 minutes and the Half Marathon course time limit is 4 hours, 30 minutes. Any marathon runner who falls behind a pace of 15 minutes per mile will be disqualified and offered a ride in the sag vehicle. Half marathon runners must also stay ahead of the sag vehicle. The course will be closed and roads reopened as the sag vehicle passes.