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.
Half Ironman Distance Triathlon - 1.2mi. swim, 58 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 29 mile bike, 10k run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 14.5 mile bike, 5k run
Half Aquabike - 1.2 mile swim, 58 mile bike
Olympic Aquabike- 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi run
This is gonna be a good one folks, a festival of triathlons minutes from downtown Traverse City, Michigan during the International Cherry Festival. Nestled in the pines of the Greilick Outdoor Recreation area, a former scout camp. Yes there is camping available right on sight! Come join us for bonfires and movies under the moon light while you are doing your final tapering for the event. This is gonna be our version of the West coasts Wildflower triathlons.
The swim will be in the crystal clear waters of Rennie lake following a rectangle format. The bike course is great skirting you right along downtown Traverse City with an all right turn rolling course. It will take you by several lakes, a fast decent and a nice little climb to keep everyone honest out there. The run course is equally as perfect utilizing the dozens of trails and dirt roads in and around the recreation area. Then to top it off a catered meal with a party afterwards.
Make plans now, put it on the calendar and tell all your friends. We are excited for this new venue.