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 2018 Green Feet 5k is set in the lovely town of Oneonta, Alabama. A first of it's kind, the Green Feet 5K will take place on the course of Heritage Golf, a diverse and moderately difficult course. More than just your flat course, Heritage offers runners the opportunity to challenge yourself on a hilly and winding course. Benefitting the Blount County Special Olympics, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to ensuring the special needs residents of Blount County have the most amazing and rewarding Olympics possible. Your participation will help raise the Special Olympic's budget from a mere $500 to hopefully one of $3,000, plus! We look forward to having you in Oneonta for this special and fun event.
Don't forget to dress up...it's St. Patrick's day after all!