Running is a great way to get your cardio in and if you’re looking for a new challenge, you can start by running a 5K. It seems like everywhere you look, someone is running for a special cause, which is a really great way to raise money for non-profits, but it’s also fun.
Many people think that running a 5K is impossible, especially if they’ve never run in the past. It’s actually not that difficult and it’s only 3.1 miles. It just takes some commitment and organization. When you are training for a race, you have to get your body conditioned to run the long-distance, so you want to pace yourself and not overdo it because that will just wear you out.
What You Need
One of the first things you need to do is buy the right shoes. Make sure you have a great pair of running shoes that are broken in and that don’t give you foot problems. Also, find some comfortable workout clothes, the lighter the better. Lastly, we recommend you keep track of your progress, use an app or a fitness watch to keep track of your miles. It doesn’t hurt to bring a buddy along for motivation!