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.
What do Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, The Cosby Show and Carrie Bradshaw all have in common? They all have ties to Greenwich Village, the home to NYU's main campus and the neighborhood that inspired the Bohemian and Beat Generations. The Village Running Tour will take you along quiet, tree-lined streets that seem almost out of place in The Big Apple. Theater, comedy, fine dining and possibly a celebrity sighting.
The running tour begins and ends at the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park: 5th Avenue and Waverly Place (MAP: http://tinyurl.com/CRT-West-Village). You will be responsible for your on-time arrival and travel to the meeting location. The closest subway to Washington Square Park is the A/C/E/B/D/F/M Trains to West 4th Street (Subway Map: http://bit.This is a 4.5 mile (7 km) tour designed with exciting stops along the route to interest all runners and is paced to accommodate all running levels. Please note this is not a race.
TERRAIN: Street, Sidewalk
TOUR DURATION: Approx. 1.5 hours