Are you ready for the 5K race to benefit Casa Chirilagua? We hope that you’re exercising safely as you prepare for the fall event. To help you run a successful 5K, we’ve invited Brooke Curran, founder of RunningBrooke, to share some race tips. Here’s what Brook advises:
The goal is to start slow and finish fast! To do this, warm up with some slow jogging followed by some jumping jacks, high-knees, donkey-kicks and strides. Five to 10 minutes should do it.
When the gun goes off, keep the first mile in-check, it should feel hard, but at a pace that you can keep. A good test for the right pace is a runner should be able to talk in short sentences at this pace. Ideally, the second and third miles should be a little faster than the one before, but with no major perceived increase of effort. The last .1 mile should be a sprint :).
Once the race is over, congratulate yourself. You did it! Then walk around to cool down, followed by some light yoga-like stretching.
If you haven’t signed up for the 5K yet, please register at: http://alexandria5k.eventbrite.com