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.
The 5th Annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5k from North Central College is open to all runners and walkers! The event course will take athletes through downtown and some of the finest neighborhoods of Naperville. The race will start and finish on the track inside the beautiful Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium at North Central College!#NapervilleWomensHalf
The Naperville Women’s Half Marathon starts and finishes from the campus of North Central College. Runners and walkers will travel through some of the most famous neighborhoods and boulevards in the city, as the event cruises through areas like downtown Naperville, Fifth Street Station and the North Central College campus. Visit our website for more information. Follow Us on Facebook. #NapervilleWomensHalf