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.
Join us at the Highlands Family YMCA on March 17, 2018. Options are for adult novice, pee-wee youth, junior youth, and senior youth. Racers will enjoy their swim in a heated pool, bike in the Harder Hall neighborhood, and run on Max Long Sports Complex property! Junior and Senior racers must be a USAT member, which is apart of this registration! There are no refunds for this race.
Register BEFORE 03/05/18 to guarantee race shirt! If you register on 03/05 or after, leftover shirts will be given out 1 week after race on first come, first serve basis. Just ask at pickup!! I want ALL racers to wear their awesome shirts:) Sign up early to make things easier :)
Please learn the course!! Here are step by step directions for the long course, Senior and Adult. Leave Max Long Drive and turn L onto Westminster Rd. Turn R onto Gowen, Turn Left onto Lakehaven BLVD. Make a U turn at the END of Lakehaven BLVD at the cone and dead end. Take Lakehaven BLVD to Krouse and Turn L. Turn Left onto Higson Rd. Make a U turn just before Dozier. Take Higson back to Krouse, Turn R. Take Krouse to Westminster and Turn Left. Return back to Max Long Drive
Juniors use same route to a turnaround on Lakehaven BLVD just before the u-turn for Seniors. Juniors make a u-turn at Lakehaven BLVD and Agora. From the turnaround, take Lakehaven BLVD to Krouse and turn RIGHT. Krouse to Westminster and return to transition.