Training For A 5K
Training for a 5k race takes discipline and dedication. Running a 5k race takes endurance and commitment. If you do not have the time or desire to commit then a 5k race isn’t for you. Certainly the 5k is the lower echelon of marathon races but is the perfect starter place for the serious runner. Getting ready to run is a process that is simple top follow.
To train for a 5k, you will need:
- Running shoes
- Someplace to run for endurance (i.e. track, treadmill or outdoors)
- Training for a 5k race means commitment to the race and your body. Running is endurance and general mechanics. There is only one real piece of gear and that is a good pair of running shoes. Having shoes, commitment and a place to run are the key elements to training for a 5k.
- To build endurance you will need to work cardio. A key component in endurance races such as a 5k. You can work your endurance by working your body as a hole by running as much as possible to include up to 5k. Running will tone the body and work the major muscle groups and is the perfect training tool for running a 5k.
- Proper eating habits are another training tip for preparing for a 5k. Filling your body with carbohydrates such as pasta and breads and natural products such as fresh veritable and fruits is idea. Be certain to remain hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, mainly water.
- You can introduce moderate weight training into your training as well. Concentrate on the legs, with moderate weights. You want to strengthen them but not bulk them up. Lean legs and body are key elements to a successful runner. Perform 3 sets of ten reps of squats, curls and extensions on your favorite weight machine.