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.
Schedule of the day:
5K race awards: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each of the following categories:
Costume Contest awards: Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:
Other pertinent info: Costumes are encouraged, but not required! The race will be held rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Additional family-friendly activities will be offered at the race and stick around afterward for the Blue Lake Preschool Pumpkin Patch.
Volunteering: We are still looking for race volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D49A5AF2EA3FE3-2019
Packet pick-up: Tuesday, September 24 from 3:30-6:30pm at the CASA of the Ninth office at 803 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO