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.
“Nature first, second, and third -- architecture after a while,” was the motto of the Central Park architects. It’s hard to imagine that everything in Central Park was put there by design, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience on The Lower Central Park running tour. The lower portion of the park features the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the United States and magically escorts the viewer out of the city and into a peaceful park surrounding.
The running tour will begin and end at the USS Maine Monument in Columbus Circle (Entrance to Central Park at 59th Street and 8th Avenue - Map: http://tinyurl.com/CRT-CP-Run). You will be responsible for your on-time arrival and travel to the meeting location. The closest subway stations to the start are the 1/A/C/B/D Trains to the Columbus Circle Subway Station (Subway Map: http://bit.ly/1gMhQxq). Please note this is not a race.
TERRAIN: Sidewalk, Park Paths
ELEVATION: Some Hills
TOUR DURATION: Approx.1.5 hours