5 Important Tips to Remember When Training for Your First 5K
The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Millville this summer with all new obstacles for 2020 and the most wild fun you'll ever experience!
This year, the Insane Inflatable 5K is happening on Saturday, August 8th at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Diving Creek Road in Millville.
You can walk and do the II5K at your own pace or you can choose to use this as a motivating tool to get in shape and run your very first 5K! There's still plenty of time to train.
Here are 5 simple tips from Active.com, to get you ready to tear up the Insane Inflatable 5K!
Have a Plan of Action...Literally
Develop a plan of how you'll reach your end goal of running 3.1 miles. You might want to begin with walking. Make sure your stretch before you start and after you finish. Over time, increase your run-walking to 30 minutes.
This should be fun especially if you like to shop! You'll need a pair of comfortable running shoes and a sports watch to keep track of your time. Remember to go for comfort here, it isn't a fashion show.
If most days you're a walker, you may want to begin with a slow jog. Your workout should consist of mostly walking in the beginning until you build up strength to do more. You should always wrap up your workout by walking at least for five minutes to cool down.
Once you're ready to start running, begin with one minute followed with 1-3 minutes of power or a fast paced walk. Bump up your run to walk ratio as you train and you'll be running a 5K in no time!
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Remembering to breathe properly while running is half the battle. You should always breathe in from your mouth and from your stomach. It's important to supply your working muscles with much needed oxygen.
Train at Your Pace, Nobody Elses
Achieve your running goals at a pace that you and only you are comfortable with. Slow down and take it easy if you feel any pain and especially if you're having a difficult time breathing.