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.
Towson University's Zeta Tau Alpha Iota Delta chapter is hosting their 1st Paint it Pink 5K Color Run to benefit Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The run will take place on Towson University's campus creating a loop stating at Tiger Plaza, up International walk way, around the historic Stephen's hall, and continuing along the perimeter of Towson's campus. Wear your best white and pink gear along with your free event t-shirt and prepare to be "painted pink" as the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha throw pink powder and motivate you at five different stations throughout the course! There will pre-and post race event snacks. Come join the fun as we support Breast Cancer Education and Awareness!