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.
The Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K features 13.1 & 3.1 miles of scenery! Petersburg is conveniently located in central Virginia with a close proximity to Richmond! If you have seen the movie Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis, then you have seen Petersburg... the movie was filmed there!
Our Half Marathon course was designed to capture the historical aspects of the city and the surrounding areas. The Start & Finish will take place in historic downtown Petersburg by the Union Train Station. Runners will make their way through the streets, lined with shops and Bed & Breakfasts before heading out towards the Petersburg National Battlefield; the site of battles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Now for the most unique aspect of this event... during your run through the Battlefield you will be able to witness a battle re-enactment taking place! Actors will be using their muskets to create the sights and sounds of a battle!
Join us for a unique event that is sure to deliver lasting memories! Runners and Walkers of all abilities are welcome. In addition to the Half Marathon, we offer a 5K that is ideal for families to participate in!
The Petersburg Half Marathon & 5K
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: Petersburg, VA
Check with the event website for details on the schedule and times, http://RunPetersburg.com
Make sure to find us on Facebook for race updates and details, http://Facebook.com/PetersburgHalfMarathon
The packet pickup locations will be listed on the website. We will offer race morning pickup!