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.
Join us in the park for this chipped run/walk in Lincoln Park at the corner of Stockton and LaSalle. Start time is 6:30 p.m. Perfect for a Thursday night run, dress in your favorite lederhosen and win the best dressed prize - your own Das Boot. Get your office friends and join us for this great fall kickoff event. This a great after-work Fall event!
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the men's and women's category!
Race site will open at 5:00 p.m. Stop by early for a warm up with an professional physical fitness person and enjoy the German music. Packet pickup information will be coming! You can also go to oktoberfest5krun.com for more information.