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.
We are very excited to bring you our third annual Starkey Wilderness Stomp Half Marathon, 10k & 5k on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Starkey Wilderness Park is an amazing Pasco County resource that is easily accessible to the greater Tampa Bay area via the Suncoast Parkway, I-75 and SR54--making it convenient for all to come and run with us in the woods.
The scenic hiking trails in Starkey feature some beautiful pine flatwoods, oak hammocks and wetland areas along the way. Best of all, the trails are wide and mostly non-technical--great for trail running beginners and for experienced off-road runners who want to go fast!
STARKEY WILDERNESS STOMP HALF MARATHON
STARKEY WILDERNESS STOMP 10K
STARKEY WILDERNESS STOMP 5K
J.B. STARKEY WILDERNESS PARK
We encourage you to make a day or a weekend out of racing at Starkey Wilderness Park. There are great paved trails and off-road mountain bike trails--just great places to explore.
For Cabin and Camping Information and Reservations go to: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Jay-B-Starkey-Wilderness-Park-24
Event takes place rain or shine.
NO ENTRY FEE REFUNDS.
Friday, March 8
Overnight Camping Available
Athlete Check-in Available: Location and Time TBD
Saturday, March 9
7am--/Check-in/Day-of Registrations (if not sold out)
8:00am--Start of the Half Marathon
8:15am--Start of the 10k
8:30am--Start of the 5k
AWARDS will be handed out as they are computed by our timers. There will be no official awards ceremony.