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 event for the entire family!
This family friendly 5K, in Al Lopez Park, features ice-cream and an amazing after-party. It'll also feature a kids 1 mile run and a baby/toddler crawl/walk. Proceeds help benefit John Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Every participant in the 1 mile run and 5K receives a t-shirt, ice-cream, and other great items!
There will also be awards for top finishers overall and in age groups.
The after party will include multiple family activities such as dancing, kids face painting, music, awards and of course - lots of Ice Cream!
The kids 1 mile run will kickoff the Ice Cream 5K at 8:00AM.
The 5K will begin at 8:45AM
The baby/toddler crawl/walk will start at 10:00AM