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.
One of New York’s most dynamic neighborhoods, and the first home to many NYC immigrants, the Lower East Side is still teeming with culture and history. This run covers SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, The Bowery and the small streets of the Lower East Side, some of which will have you feeling transported to a European town. You’ll also get a look at the famous restaurants, music venues and clubs that have made this neighborhood one of the hippest in New York for years. Some stops include: Old St Patrick's Cathedral, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Essex Street Market, Henry Street Settlement, Katz's Deli and more.
The running tour will begin and end at the Adidas Store at 610 Broadway at Houston Street (Map: http://tinyurl.com/CRT-Culture-Clash). You will be responsible for your on-time arrival and travel to the meeting location. The closest subway stations to the start B/D/F/M Trains to the Broadway/Lafayette Station or the 6 Train to Bleeker Street. Please note this is not a race.
TERRAIN: Street, Sidewalk
TOUR DURATION: Approx.1.5 hours