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.
Join us for our Inaugural Atlanta Memorial Day 5K Classic to pay homage to our men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives for our great nation. The Soldiers Final Mile is to pay tribute to the fallen heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. When you are running the 5K and you get to that final mile, 2.1 mile mark on the course, think of all the soldiers that lost their lives in battle and that is where you need to leave everything on the course. We will be scoring the Soldiers Final Mile by overall and age group awards, so please take it seriously!
The actual start/finish will be on Edgewood Drive between Peachtree St. and Park Drive.
There is plenty of parking as well as the Five Points Marta Station.
PRE RACE PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION :
Sunday: 12noon to 5pm
West Stride Running
3517 Northside Pkwy. #11
Atlanta, GA 30327
MONDAY, RACE DAY:
Race day registration and packet pick-up 7am.
Race start is at 8am.