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.
Wear your craziest hat or sports inspired costume and kick off the YMCA WinterFest while trekking through the frozen tundra and enjoying the beautiful wintry scenery at Parker Dam State Park!
This race is all about fun! Unique race awards will be given to the most unique hat, most creative costume, overall male and female runners, the person who has traveled the furthest, the oldest participant and more!
Registration: 8:45-9:45AM at the Beach House at Parker Dam State Park.
For more information contact race director Vanessa Snyder at 814-765-5521. Check out our Facebook page as Clearfield YMCA or Clearfield Y Run Club. Visit our website at www.clearfieldymca.net.
Our event kicks off YMCA WinterFest. There will be free parking available for participants. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Packets will be available for pick-up race day and at the YMCA Thursday and Friday before the race..TBA. The course will be on entirely paved roads which will include some snow and ice. We recommend wearing YakTrak's if the course is icy. Temperatures seem to be around 20-40 degrees during the start of the race, dress accordingly. This race will be held snow, rain or shine.