Training for the 5K

Posted: August 3, 2011 in Training

While the WD is technically somewhere just above 3 miles (or the length of a 5K), the obstacles and uneven ground make it much more challenging than running a 5K on pavement.  But that doesn’t mean that beginners can’t take advantage of a 5K training program to at least put them in the ballpark (or in my personal preference, the hockey rink).

About.com posted a very easy-to-understand beginning training schedule for getting off your butt and out into the world.  Remember to pace yourselves, though, especially if you haven’t run within the last 6 months or more.  Even if you were the captain of the cross-country team in high school, if it’s been several years, check your ego at the door and start back over from the beginning.  Don’t let your pride do the talking!

 

 

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