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.
(use coupon code PIZZA)
As part of the kick off to the Hanover Tomato Festival - Tomato Palooza features the popular and fun Papa John's 4K Pizza Run & Relay.
Pizza Run: This fun run is all about family, friends and pizza. The pizza run is an extremely short course, only 4 kilometers or 2.5 miles which any level can complete within an hour. Multiple "pizza stations" will be strategically placed at the start and along the race route where a delicious slice of Papa John's pizza will be waiting for you.
First place finishers in the male and female divisions that complete the 4K course and consume a slice of pizza at each stop will win Papa John's Pizza for a year!
Pizza Relay: Consist of four (4) team members. Each member must run or walk approximately 1/2 mile while carrying a pizza box and consume a slice of pizza at each assigned station. The first team to cross the finish line will win pizza for a year and each winning team member will win two free large pizzas.
New for 2018: Runners come dressed in your Pizza-BEST for your chance to win Pizza for a Year!