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.
This series will provide low-pressure trail running opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Whether you are a seasoned trail runner or a first timer, one or all of the races in the series is for you. The series will take place on the trails of Haverford Reserve and consist of a loop and a few hills. Race dates: Wednesdays 5/30, 6/27, 7/25 @ 7:00pm. Cost: $15/race or $40 for series; Day of registration (if not sold out) - $20. Race proceeds will benefit the trails in Haverford Township.
Cost: $15/race or $40 for series; Day of registration (if not sold out) - $20.
5k - 7:00pm