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.
Cajun Country Run (CCR) is Acadiana's Oldest Half Marathon. Beginning in 2002 as a simple Half-Marathon TRAIL has expanded Cajun Country Run to now include 10K and 5K trail and road options. The road race options are a half-marathon (a single loop and USATF certified), 10k (USATF certified) and 5k. The trail courses include a 10k and 5k that offer a mix of cross country and single track sections. The 10K trail course will take you on some technical sections along the banks of the Vermilion River.
Please visit cajuncountry.RUN for additional information. Routes, packet pick up, and parking can also be found here closer to race day!