Get Going! Train for your First 5KPosted: February 14, 2012 in Getting Active by Craig Primack MD FACP
People everywhere are setting goals to get fit. After reaching that goal, some start training to run their first 5K. After working hard to have a consistent weight loss in Chandler, it is time to try something new and adventurous. 5K runs are a challenging adventure that can be accomplished when we are properly trained for them.
You should start by walking daily and increase the distance each day until your body feels ready for more. A few weeks of daily exercise and walking will help improve your personal fitness, and it will not be long before you are ready to go the distance in a fun 5K race.
A first time runner might be better to try a shorter race before attempting the 5K. Setting small goals will lead to reaching the ultimate goal of a 5K before you even realize it. Trying to reach the higher goal before your body is ready will only lead to quitting before the finish line. Your body can endure the run better if it has been properly trained for the right amount of time before tackling the big race.
Once the smaller goals have been successfully met, you will be ready to take on the bigger challenge of a 5K. You will find after the intense and consistent training period that your body is now ready to endure a challenge that will benefit you for life and help a good cause for the community as well. Running is one of the best ways to stay fit.
Reaching the finish line of a 5K will be a great accomplishment for someone who has worked hard to achieve his or her goals. Running a 5K and reaching the finish line is only the start to a lifetime of adventures and more races to run.