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.
Come and be part of the 1st Annual Ayrshire Farm Heritage Breeds Festival 5K! Not only will you be able to run through one of northern virginia's most beautiful heritage breed farms, but you can stay and enjoy the family friendly demonstrations, hayrides, games, music and meat tastings! 5K is held on Saturday, but the event runs Saturday and Sunday. The grounds will open at 9:30am for race participants to pick up packets. Please arrive early if you wish to register for the race on the day of. Note that participants registering after September 17th are not guarenteed a tshirt and same day entries will pay 35.00. Race starts at 10:30am. Please head over to Gentle Harvest and look under events to be directed to tickets for the festival and keep up with us on Facebook for updates! Can't wait to see you!
Packet pickup will be in the morning before the race. Gates will open at 9:30am for race participants. Race will begin at 10:30am. Please bring ID and follow signs for parking upon arrival.