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How To Train For 5K Running – 5 Simple Steps

This is the way most beginners would start their running regime… They will dream up the idea in a response to feeling unfit or trying on some clothes that felt a little bit tight. It’s usually a goal that has been set because of low self esteem due to one or other of these factors. The next stage is they will go out and run as far as they can and as often as they can. This enthusiasm usually only lasts for a couple of weeks, until the cycle is broken by a problem at home, working late or feeling tired etc. THIS IS NOT HOW TO TRAIN FOR 5K RUNNING!  Instead follow these 5 simple steps. STEP 1  Plan out your goals, make them specific and achievable. Use both long term and short term goals broken in to smaller chunks STEP 2  Get the right training gear, especially running shoes.…

How To Train For A 5K

For any aspiring runner, how to train for a 5k will be one of the first considerations because this distance is really the first race on the running ladder. If you’ve often thought about running a 5k race, but you’ve never really been any good at running, then take heart, you can do it, it’s within most people’s capabilities. Until you’ve practised regularly you probably won’t be great at it, but it’s rare that anyone gets good at something before they have even attempted it. Did the world’s greatest violinist become a virtuoso before even picking up a bow? What about the world’s best golfer, a star before even hitting a ball…I don’t think so. The chances are they didn’t show any sort of exceptional talent after months or even years of PRACTICE. Running doesn’t rely on this type of skill or talent, virtually anyone who is in good health can run. But to go…

How To Go from Couch Potato To 5K Runner

If you’ve ever watched a race, either in person or on the TV and thought to yourself how great it would feel to go from being a ‘couch potato to 5k’ runner, then take heart, with just a little persistence and the right type of training, you can definitely do it. The secret is to begin slowly, by gradually increasing the distances and speeds you run at. Nobody has ever gone from couch potato to 5krunner without any preparation or practice, they simply trained regularly and followed a regular 5k training schedule, consistently taking the steps needed to improve their fitness up to the point where they could comfortably run 3.1 miles in one go without stopping. The first thing you should do isset some realistic goals. These should be a series of smaller goals broken down in to manageable chunks which lead up to your main target of running a 5k race. Being…

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