Tip Of The Day

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.

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When and Where
Event Date:
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Event Location:
Apache Junction, Arizona
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Lost Dutchman Marathon

2019 will be the 18th Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon. The marathon, associated races and activities are held every President's Day weekend in Apache Junction, Arizona. Run at the base of Superstition Mountain near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine, this event is a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike. The marathon follows a USATF-certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The event features a pre-race campfire, and includes a 2 Mile Fun Run, 8K Trail Run, 10K and Half Marathon in addition to the marathon itself.
Race Events
10K Run ½ Marathon Marathon Trail Race 
Race Weather and Climate
The average low temperature for Apache Junction in February is 44°F, and the average high is 70°F with a mean of 57°F. (The record low in February is 24°F, the record high is 88°F.) The marathon start is 500' higher and will be a few degrees cooler. February is the in the rainy season, with an average monthly participation of 1.60" inches.
Race Fees
No fee information specified.
Race Registration
www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org to register and for more information

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