Are you ready to run?
There are 5K events nearly every weekend in the fall and you don’t have to travel far to join in the fun.
If you’ve been working on your Couch to 5K program this summer, it’s time to sign up for a run and be rewarded for your hard work.
If you’ve never participated in an event, the best thing to do is sign up and let the anticipation of how you are going to perform take over. There is nothing like knowing race day is coming to motivate you to keep up with your workouts.
Challenge Yourself With Speed Drills
If you have the distance under control, it’s time to start working on speed. Figure out how fast you want to run your race and get to work on making sure you can be within the timeframe. Start adding one-minute speed intervals to your workouts three weeks prior to the race to improve your overall performance.
If you’re still not totally confident that you can complete the race without occasionally walking, skip the speed intervals and focus on getting the distance under control. Once you can accomplish the 3.2 miles with ease, you can move on to increasing your speed.
Wherever you are in your training program, it’s time to take the plunge and find a race to run. Check out the complete list of running events at Active Running.