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.
As a part of the senior capstone project at Cazenovia College, the 3k/5k group is putting on this charity run in an effort to raise money for the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Our group chose this organization because all money stays local, they use 100% of their donations to make their hospital a better place for these children and they have a pediatric team dedicated to making the lives of these children better. The More Than a Game Foundation is collaborating with our group to put on the charity run. They are a non-profit organization directly correlated with the upstate Golisano children’s hospital. Any donation is helpful and greatly appreciated. Help support a great cause.