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 race starts at Midnight (Saturday). All participants will receive glow bracelets! Packet pickup will be at the race site prior to the event. It will open up at 10:30 pm. Saturday night. The race starts at Midnight! All participants will receive a finish medalion! Hope you come to our big Slumber Party!!
The event will start in the old K-Mart/Beall's Outlet parking lot at the west end of the Hathaway Bridge. It will continue from the parking lot, follow the wide sidewalk, cross the bridge and return via the bridge walkway. This will not be on the public street but on the adjacent sidewalk. Come enjoy the moon and the bridge at Midnight! Packet pickup will open at 10:30 p.m.