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 6th annual Stuffed Strut 5K on the Friday after Thanksgiving, (Nov. 24) is a great way to run off those extra Thanksgiving calories instead of standing in line at some mall spending money. Conveniently located near the intersection of I-81 and I-77 in Wytheville, Virginia, the Stuffed Strut is a relatively flat run through the country side near pastoral Wytheville. Registration is available on site, at the Wytheville's Smallest Church, at 1090 Nye Road, Wytheville, Va. Come out and support the Community Food Kitchen and our exciting expansion into a Pay What You Can Restaurant, a project of HOPE, Inc.
The Stuffed Strut 5K begins at 9 am, on Friday, Nov. 24th, 2017. Pre-registration before Nov 10 is $25; afterwards and on the day of, registration is $30. This course is on hard surface roads, away from traffic, with rest stops and police support. Come run, or walk with us, and support a great cause, the Community Food Kitchen. Parking available on site, and registration opens at 8:15 am. We run rain or shine!
NOTE: If you are using mapping services, 1090 Nye Road is the right address for Wytheville's Smallest Church, but the mapping services will take you about a mile beyond the actual church. Look for the Pepsi plant entrance near the actual church.