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.
Yuba State Park hosts the fourth annual Run with a Dog 5k. Participants and their furry friends can run or walk along the 3.1-mile course through the park, starting and ending in the Oasis Campground. Well behaved and currently vaccinated dogs are allowed, but must be leashed (and muzzled if necessary).
Entrance fees are $25 or $30 with included short sleeve t shirt. After the race enjoy refreshments, awards, and doggy treats for your K-9 companions.
If you don't have a dog that is okay you can come and participate anyways.
The event starts at 10:00 am on Saturday. Please arrive by 09:45 am so the event will start on time. You may also register the day of the race. Please arrive by 9:30 am to do so. T-shirts will also be available for sale the day of the race. Please watch the weather and plan accordingly. Camping is available at the park. Pick up for your packet will be Saturday morning before the race. Meet in the overflow parking area across the street (west) of Oasis Campground.