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 BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES is coming back to NW Arkansas on Saturday March 24! This year we will be running our 4(ish)-mile race around the hills and through the woods at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville. It’s a NEW location, but you can expect the same great race followed by a BLOW OUT party for all to enjoy, with great DJ music, dancing, tailgate games, and photos with Sasquatch! Of course, there will be plenty of bagels and beer. And, a race shirt that is everyone’s favorite – a long-sleeve tech shirt with “I’m a Drinker with a Running Problem” on the back.
The BEER & BAGEL OFF-ROAD RACE SERIES started twenty-three years ago in the Heartland of America, where every fall, thousands of runners, beer drinkers, and bagel enthusiasts gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to enjoy a good run and some good clean fun. Today, the series has spread to multiple states, but every effort is made to keep it local and home-grown.
Registration for Arkansas is open now at www.BEERANDBAGEL.com. Runners can choose from individual or group pricing options. Bring all your friends and come #RunEatParty!