Simple 5K Training Plan For Beginners

With the weather finally warming up, now is an excellent time to take your exercise regime outside. Why not give a 5K a try? The following article provides some great tips for preparing for a 5K! Ready to commit? Here’s a link to 5K races throughout Maryland this Spring:
http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?Rank=Upcoming&State=MD&Page=1

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WOMAN RUN JOG

Want to shake off the winter woes and shape up for summer? Try signing up for a 5k.
Running a 5K is a great goal for beginners. A lot of excitement and motivation can be generated by participating. But the best part is that even if you’re a couch potato, you can participate in a 5K event with just a couple of months training.
Creating the schedule
First things first, you need to have a clearly laid-out schedule. Running experts have created an easy, eight-week schedule for beginners to help them prepare for the 5K event.
Mondays and Fridays should be rest days, which is very critical for injury prevention and recovery. Sticking to your rest days is also important to prevent you from getting burned out from daily running.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday should be the normal running schedule. After warm-up exercises, you should start running at a comfortable…

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