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.
Join the Kalamazoo Growlers for our 1st annual Ballpark 5k and Tailgate Party! Kick things off with a 5k untimed fun run at 9 am where you'll finish by running through home plate. Run in the morning, party in the evening! Join us later on in the evening for a tailgate party at the baseball field starting at 6 pm. You’ll have all inclusive food, water and soda, and for those that purchase the beer option, you'll receive 3 drink tokens for beers/wine as well. Your tailgate party also includes a grandstand ticket to the baseball game starting at 7:05 pm to keep the fun going!
Registration includes 5k fun run, baseball hat, post run snack tent, and tailgate party package (pre-game tailgate at 6 pm with all inclusive food/soda/water, 3 beer tokens for the beer option, along with a grandstand ticket to the game at 7:05 pm)