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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.

Friends of Our Parks 5k

Runners… take your marks & walkers… grab your friends! Join us for the Running with Friends 5K run/walk on the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Course on Saturday, April 18th. The route will have a water station and an electronically-timed finish line. If registered by Friday, March 20, participants are guaranteed a race shirt. All net proceeds will benefit the New Lenox Friends of the Parks, a non-profit foundation that supports the mission of quality, community life of New Lenox resident.
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