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.
You love a well-crafted local brew. You enjoy a good run with friends. Mix the two together and you’ve got one heck of a good time in Athens, GA. The Beer Mile has become a rite of passage and this is your chance to add your name to the long list of fine drinking athletes who have come before you.
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Begins at 4:45PM
1 Mile: Starts at 6PM
Categories: Competitive - Going for the win - You've trained for this. Recreational - Going to have a good time - Maybe in a costume.
Awards: Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female, Best Costume.
Timing and Results: Chip timing and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classicraceservices.com, www.athlinks.com, www.coolrunning.com and www.active.com.
Shirts and Goodies: T-shirts guaranteed to runners that register by 08/31/17 and as available on race day. There will be plenty of refreshments.
Beverages: All participants 21 years of age or older, will have their choice of several beers courtesy of SBC. No outside beverages are permitted. The necessary 4 beers (canned) are included in the registration fee.
Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.