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.
Registration for the April 7th, 2019 event opens July 1st, 2018.
We're doing it again! The Tampa Pizza 5k Run was an incredibly fun and delicious event that crowned the first place finishers! John Rubida and Nicole Miranda are the current Pizza King and Queen. Who's going take the title on April 7th, 2019??
Every runner will consume TWO slices of pizza, but NOT all at once. You'll eat one slice 5 minutes before the start time, and consume your second slice at the "pizza station", about half-way through the course.
The first runner to cross the finish line will be crowned "The Pizza King (or Queen)" (<---- they get a special award!).
Why? Because everyone will run for pizza.
This course utilizes the Al Lopez Park large and small loop.
Every finisher will receive a medal, an opportunity to interact with local sponsors, and an epic great time.
***For obvious reasons, this event is not certified. Runners WILL NOT receive a certified time. Bibs will not have chips on them. This is a FUN RUN!***
As much as we'd like, we CANNOT accomodate for allergy or dietary restrictions such as gluten-free pizza. All of the pizza and food will contain cheese and gluten. At this time, we cannot make special accomodations for individual runners and spectators.