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.
Whether you run or walk, you can get covered in rainbows.
Before August 5 . . . $20 for adults 13 and over. $10 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.
After August 5 . . . $25 for adults 13 and over. $12.50 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.
Race Day . . . $30 for adults 13 and over. $15 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.
Children 5 and under do NOT get a free t-shirt. T-shirts can be purchased for $10.
A few things to mention ...
1. The race starts at 9, please plan to get there BEFORE 9 to get your race packet, change into your shirt and get some pics.
2. This race can get very dirty. Please remember that when planning what pants and shoes to wear and if you need anything extra to sit on in your car.
3. This is a family event. Please remember to refrain from using profanity.
4. Strollers are permitted and so are headphones.
5. Have FUN