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.
Why come run the Fat Turkey Trail Run? Because you've eaten too much, because it's in Papago, because it's on the trails, because more than a 10k is too far when you're this full, because RUNNING IS FUN!
10k and 5k trail runs in Tempe, AZ
Come race the Turkey on the trails of Papago Park. The course begins at Linear Park (just west of the Tempe Town Lake Marina), heads west on the canal for 1/2 mile before heading into the single track for either a rockin' or rollin' 5k/10k. All participants will receive an awesome super soft non-white race tee and finisher medal. Awards for top three male and female finishers (most likely something edible). Beat the Turkey to the finish line? We'll have a custom Fat Turkey pint glass for you. The event also includes a post-race spread and post-race festivities complete with an awesome raffle.