Tip Of The Day

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.

Cajun Country Run (1/2 Marathon, 10k & 5k)

Acadiana's Oldest half marathon is the most beautiful running course in Lafayette.  Today the run hosts a 10k & 5k trail in addition to the all road half marathon.

1/2 Marathon (road) · 10k (trail) · 5k (trail)
Run and support TRAIL's investments and efforts in Acadiana Park & Nature Station.  Do really well and win an alligator head. 

Visit www.CajunCountry.RUN for details about the various courses, parking, and general information about Acadiana Park & Nature Station.  

This half marathon was founded in 2002 by Rusty Bex and became a TRAIL produced event in 2010.  Today the Cajun Country Run now offers 3 running events.  The half marathon is now a 100% road, single loop and USATF certified course.  The 10k & 5k are trail runs offer a mix cross country and single track sections.  The 10k course will take you on some technical sections along the banks of the Vermilion River.   Register now and beat the price increases!!!

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