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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.


Lori Brown

About This Activity Join us for this 5K in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Benefits Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) http://www.midtownassistancectr.org/. The race course this year is once again inside the park. Parking available in the lot next to Park Tavern. See www.rungeorgia.com for MARTA route information. New for this year: Electronic chip timing and post race raffle! START/FINISH: NEW LOCATION Near Park Tavern. 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Race starts promptly at 8:00 AM. AGE GROUPS/AWARDS: Water Bottle Awards. Overall M & F, Masters M & F & top M & F finishers in each category: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. REGISTRATION: $25 until April 11th; $30 thereafter and on Race Day Register online –www.active.com Register in-store Phidippides Ansley Mall www.phidippides.com 404-875-4268 Download form and mail race entry – www.rungeorgia.com On-site registration at main pavilion from 7:15 to 8:00am Checks payable: Midtown Assistance Center and mail to Midtown Race for MAC, 30 Porter Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 T-SHIRTS: All pre-registered participants will receive a 100% cotton short-sleeved T-shirt. Race day as supplies last RACE INFO: Ed Williams, Race Director | 404-327-7738 | roadraceservices@comcast.net SPONSOR INFO: Alex Brown 404-881-7943alex.brown@alston.com Event details and schedule Race Schedule: Late registration and number pickup: 7:15 AM Race Starts: 8:00 AM
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