Running a Faster 5K

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As many of you might remember, my goal for summer running was to increase my speed at the 5K distance. Let’s be honest – it is to dang hot in Florida to run anything more than a 5K! I was successful at completing my goal!!! Look back in the history for the post with my times!

Here are the things I did that really helped my run a 5K:
1 – Cross training – I added TurboFire with the recommendation of my BeachBody Coach, Caitlyn. This made a huge difference in my core strength and greatly improved my speed. Adding a video style cross training was perfect during the summer because of the heat! I didn’t want to run everyday and having TurboFire to break up my routine was perfect!
2 – Interval Running – this was a recommendation from several websites that I read before I took on the “Faster 5K” goal. I would jog for .3 mi, sprint as fast as I could for .1 mi and finish with a .1 mi walk. I would repeat for about 2 miles or so.
3 – Short runs – running shorter distances at a faster pace made it easier to add longer and faster runs later. During the week, I wouldn’t run more than 2.5 miles.

Here are the links that I read to create my summer running plan that led me to a faster 5K:
http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/solving-5k-puzzle?page=single
http://www.fitsugar.com/Training-Plan-Run-Faster-5k-Race-8319720
http://fastest5k.com/

2 thoughts on “Running a Faster 5K

  1. fattymustrun

    How about trying this unique virtual 5K run. It’s FREE, it’s friendly, you can do it wherever, and whenever (but on Sunday 29th) and with whomever you like….did I mention we actively encourage you to do this if you have a BMI of 25+ and we looooovvveee slow runners!!! So please share this event on your facebook pages and lets get 1 million overweight runners…well running!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/506641792756893/?ref=22

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