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.
Come run with us at our annual Labor Day 5K. In honor of Ernie Chatman, we've changed the race from the 37th Annual Red Mule Runners Labor Day 5k to The Ernie Chatman Labor Day 5k. There will be a kids fun run following the 5k race. This run is a flat, cross country course shaded by old oak trees wrapped around the lake. There will be music, food, prizes, and awards for each age group.
Race day registration will begin at 6:30am and end at 7:45am. Registration is $15 until May 1st. $20 until June 1st. $25 until midnight August 23th. Race day price is $30. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered runners only.