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.
RACE DATE: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Welcome the arrival of spring with the Garden State 10, the fastest 10 miler in the tri-state area.
If you're up for something shorter, jump in the 5k at 8:45am. If you're ready for the 10 miler, the main event goes off at 9:30. Do it solo or with a partner! Or, if you're really ambitious, run both races and complete the Half Marathon Challenge!
Either way, you'll be supporting the Nick Magos Cancer Callout, a non-profit that supports cancer victims of the Somerset County SWAT Team.
5K USATF Certification - NJ17503JHP
10M USATF Certification - NJ17502JHP