Training for a Road Race...
The first thing to remember before undertaking any strenuous
physical activity is to check with your doctor to make sure you
are cleared for the particular training that you wish to undertake.
Once cleared, the following should provide you some helpful guidelines
to ensure that you are ready to make the most of this or any race
Preparing for a 2 mile & 5k Road Race - New Runners
If you are new to running, begin with walking, inserting small
amounts of running. (Consult your Dr. first of course).
- Begin with a walking warm up for 5 minutes.
- Start with 30 seconds to 1 minute of running.
- Try to regulate your breathing, see this website.
- Followed by 1 to 3 minutes of walking fast.
- Progress little by little, adding more running and less walking.
- Finish with a walking cool down of 5 minutes.
Make sure to stretch before and after you run.
Focus on your distance, going farther not running harder. No
more than 3 runs per week, with rest days in between each run. Your
body will grow stronger when your resting.
If you run to much to soon you will end up with an injury. Before
you know it you will be running 30 at a time with a smile on your
Preparing for a 6.2 mile/10k Road Race
You will need the right pair of running sneakers. They should
put a sneaker on you and watch you run outside with them, and try
as many pairs as it takes to find the perfect fit.
Remember to hydrate your self. Drink at least 6 8 oz glasses
of water a day. Proper diet is also important. The following
article should provide you some solid additional guidance how to
prepare for a road race of this length: