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 route: 8.2 mls of beautiful ocean view running. Beginning at Hearst San Simeon State Park follow Hwy 1 South into Cambria, take Moonstone Dr.(R) and Windsor Rd.(R) finishing at Shamel Park. Shuttles provided for transport back to start! The course is well marked and plenty of enthusiastic Cuesta volunteers monitor the course. Water is provided at start, finish & Mile 4. Bathrooms at start and finish. Runners and walkers welcome within 2 hrs of start time. Registrations limit participation to 300.
Fun Run starts at 8:00 am. LIMITED Parking available at Hearst San Simeon State Park and along San Simeon Rd. PLEASE CARPOOL. This years AWESOME give-aways include an assortment of performance goods and gift certificates for men and women of all ages. Registration is $35! An additional $10 includes your 2018 edition Castle to Coast t-shirt. Refueling is provided at the end of the race; bread, bananas, recovery FLUID and water. A portion of the proceeds help support Cuesta College Athletics. Finishing times posted on the website by the end of the event weekend. Self edits are allowed. Transfers are enabled at a minimal fee. NO REFUNDS ARE PROVIDED!