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.
A Fun 5K Road Race or Bike Ride in Old New England Town. Loop course, Mostly flat with a mild roller or two. Mix of walkers, fun runners, Families who bike and/or run, and some serious runners looking for a great 5K. Goes through our old cemetery. Watch out for Zombie's, Prizes for dressing up and for performance, Monster Coffee Mug,, and huge homecooked meal that is always a big hit (1st 90 to sign up) at the First Parish Unitarian Church (Race Beneficiary) right across the street from The Town Hall. Kids often bike or walk and there is lead and Sweep Adult Biker, Police presence and attended intersections. With the price discount for familiies up to 5, some families come to just to watch, dress up in Halloween garb and enjoy the breakfast.
What: 5K Fun Run or 5K fun bike, Fundraiser for The Unitarian Church, part of SMAC running series
When: Saturday, before Halloween (2019 its the 26th)9:00am, RaceDay Reg allowed 7:30-8:50 am
Where: Town Hall, 69 Main St. Northfield, Ma 01360
Course INfo: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/514891524
(This Map is accurate but for some reason the map says it starts in Bernarston, this is incorrect as you can tell from the Map it clearly starts in Northfield!)
Parking: Plenty right at town Hall.
Breakfast: To follow the race in the church across the street for first 90 registrants
Registration starts at 7:30am inside the Church across from Town Hall before Race
Please dress for the Season in Halloween garb if you can, it makes it fun for all!