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 10th Annual “Bon Air 5K” and 1 Mile Fun Run, sponsored by the Bon Air Elementary School PTA, is set for Saturday, April 28, 2018, and is currently open for registration. The 1 Mile Fun Run for students will be held on the school track, starting at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race starts at 9:00 a.m. All participants who register by April 13th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.
The challenging 5K race starts on the school grounds at 8701 Polk Street in Bon Air, winds down Rattlesnake Road, through Brookwood Estates, and then back to the school. Two water stations are located along the route.