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.
2018 BROOKHAVEN BOLT 5K & Family Festival - Presented by Jim Ellis Automotive Group
CERTIFIED COURSE: The 2018 Brookhaven Bolt 5k is USATF certified (Course # GA12019WC) and an Official AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.
WEBSITE: For race info visit www.brookhavenbolt.com.
COME ONE, COME ALL: Bring your families out and stick around to enjoy the festival taking place in beautiful Brookhaven, GA. The race runs through scenic Ashford Park. Plus, you'll enjoy being encouraged by our many cheering spectators through the tree-lined streets.
Race Start: 8:00AM
SHIRTS: We will be giving GENDER-SPECIFIC, FITTED tees for all participants (both cut shirts are the SAME color).
As a courtesy and a reminder as we want all participants happy with their shirt: PLEASE NOTE: the Women’s style is more fitted & we recommend wearing at least one size larger than your normal shirt size. We CANNOT swap sizes at packet pick up.
AGAIN, THE FEMALE SHIRTS RUN SMALL AS THEY ARE GENDER-SPECIFIC & ATHLETIC CUT!!! WE CANNOT MAKE EXCHANGES!! If you would prefer a less fitted cut, women may order a men’s shirt instead.
PACKET PICKUP: Make sure to show up to packet pick-up on Friday at Big Peach Running Co. in Town Brookhaven 4:00-8:00PM or on race day to guarantee your shirt as well as to receive your race number and race bag!
PRIZES: Brookhaven Bolt 5k will be providing prizes & medals to age group and overall winners during the post-race festivities.
PROCEEDS: 100% of the event proceeds will go directly to Ashford Park Elementary School, a shining example of the growth and progress that DeKalb County elementary schools can boast of, especially when the local community as well as generous corporate partners provide support and backing.
WALKERS/STROLLERS: Walkers and strollers are welcome! Runners will begin at 8:00am, while walkers and strollers will start at 8:05am. Strollers please lineup behind runners.
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