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.
New to trail running, or running in general? Heart of the Valley Runners is offering this class to guide you in the selection of proper running attire and gear, as well as how to meet your basic nutrition and hydration needs while running trails in McDonald- Dunn Forest, OSU Research Forest and Bald Hill Natural area. By the end of the class you should be able to complete a 5-to-6-mile trail run at a pace that is correct for you, in addition to being able to effectively establish and maintain personalized training goals. For those 12-14 if you want to register with a participating adult please call 541-766-6918.
NOTE the average, expected minimum pace in this class is a 13-14 minute mile. This is faster than a walking pace most of the time, therefore the class is NOT designed for hikers or walkers who don't want to run.
Before starting a new exercise routine please check with your doctor.
Meet locations will vary. First week will be at Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr.