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.
Run For Life/Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center of Zephyrhills
Run For Life, a community event to benefit the non-profit Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center, which helps over 500 women in crisis in our community annually, and their children, is scheduled for January 27, 2018. This event will begin on 5th Ave., near the Main Street Stage; race day registration begins at 7 a.m.; 5k starts at 8:30; 1 mi. Fun Run starts at 9:15. Everyone is invited to be a part of this event. There will be ornament decorating for a dollar donation to go to the Pregnancy Care Center for kids, a live DJ--- Quinn Blalock & Friends, and last chance donation for the Pregnancy Care Center. Trophies and medals will go to top finishers. There will be a chance for some giveaways for registered participants from Cracker Barrel, Village Inn, Outback, Moes Southwest, Red Robin, Happy Cow, Five Guys, and Dominoes Pizza, and of course post-race refreshments. If there are extra t-shirts, they can be be purchased for just $5 to go to the PCC of Zephyrhills.
We have RFID chip timing this year dontated by Run For Life Race Timing! (813 453 9219) We are a USATF sanctioned event.
Runners, walkers, and virtual runners (those supporting the cause, but won’t take part physically) who register will be receive an event t-shirt as long as they last. Registration forms can be picked up at the Z’hills Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, FL Retroflex Fitness, or can be received by contacting Roberta @813 453 9042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available now by going to pcczephyrhills.org which will link you to active.com.
We encourage you to show your appreciation to last years sponsors: Wells Fargo Advisors, Hudgins Law Firm, Premier Community HealthCare, Just Church, Baggett, Reutimann & Assoc.. CPA’s, Vincent Family, Sun-Tec, Moments Musica Piano Studio, Bahr’s Aluminum, Volunteers of Pregnancy Care Center, and Bob White Painting, for making this worthy event happen.
Race Day Registration begins at 7:00 a.nl; 5k start is at 8:30; 1 mile fun run starts at 9:15. The courrse will be well marked (see route and parking info. in event description). The races will be RF chip timed this year. Live music and free face painting, along with free race participant refreshments, will take place after the races, and an awards ceremony will follow between 10 and 11:00. Please look for signs and race attendants to direct you to parking. Be sure to get your race bib with # at the race registration table. If you pre-registered, your packet with shirt will be waiting for you. Wear your favorite socially acceptable running attire, enjoy the friendly small town atmosphere, and feel great that you're being active for such a worthy cause.