Happy Monday All!
This was the 1st weekend where we had 70 degree weather and people were out! I won’t lie…I did some slacking on my 5K training this last week (allergy season has been kicking my butt), but I made up for it Sunday. After a serious spin session in the morning I spent the afternoon huffing up the trails of Mt. Toby…glad someone introduced me to that spot. Some of the uphill was a little rough due to my inability to breathe properly at the moment, but the view at the top was gorgeous! I forgot for a hot second that I wasn’t keen on heights once I got to the top of the tower on the mountain. Whatever you ended up doing this past weekend I hope you had as good of a time as I did…summer dare I say is almost here!
Back to business…our 5K training is almost over…Sunday is the Kringle 5K Candle Chase! I’ve posted below the final workout schedule…remember to do this for 3 days and then some sort of cardio of your choice for 2 other days.
Pick 3 days to do the following work out
5 minutes of a warm up fast walk
Jog for 3 miles or 30 minutes without stopping
Some of my own personal tips…
I suggest not running on Saturday before the race…I like to always give myself one day of rest so I can get my Forrest on for race day! Also on that note…I suggest not buying a new pair of shoes for a race. I always feel like new sneakers are my magic shoes! However, the last time I used new shoes for a race…I went fast the first mile and then realized my new sneaks were causing a blister on my ankle because I hadn’t broken them in yet. Stick with the shoes you’ve been training in.
AND on a final note…if you’ve been training along congratulate yourself because you’ve already done more than most people! You aren’t in a race with anyone else, but yourself. Do your best and I suggest not quitting after this…keep on pushing for something else! See you Sunday MAY 5TH RACE DAY!