Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Come join us for the 5th annual Crozet Running Trail 5K at Mint Springs Valley Park in beautiful Crozet, Virginia. This is a family friendly event, but is also a challenging trail 5K course for runners of any experience level. Race proceeds will benefit the Crozet Trails Crew, a grassroots trail building organization based in Crozet, VA.
The course winds up Bucks Elbow Mountain, through beautiful single track trails with views of the valley below, and finally winds around the ponds before finishing by the playground above the lakes. This is a great event for top runners, families, and hikers alike!
All finishers receive a free T-shirt and can say they've finished "The Toughest 5K in the Commonwealth!" This is the first race in the Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series - You can register for the entire 4-race series here for just $40 - that includes 4 races, three shirts, and a post-series party!
-Series dates are:
Crozet Running Trail 5K - Sat May 12th 8:00am
O-Hilly Trail 5K - Tuesday June 12th, 7:00pm
Camp Holiday Trails 5-Miler - Sat July 21st, 7:30am
Late Summer Meltdown 4-Miler - Tuesday Aug 14th, 7:00pm (with BBQ/awards party afterwards)