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.
Staying in town for Labor Day Weekend? Come and have a great time at the Labor Day Dash, supporting Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center!
This year's event features a special stroller division in the 5K distance. Plus, kids who are doing the 5K or 10K can do so at half price!
There's also a Tot Trot at 8:40. The little ones get a race bib just like the grownups and even a medal! Best of all, the Tot Trot costs nothing, although you can provide a donation to fight child abuse if you wish.
Pick up your bib and shirt starting at 7:45 AM at the Vilas Park Shelter. The Tot Trot starts at 8:40 AM.