Welcome to the world of running and walking. Jumpstart your fitness goals and register for your first 5k!
Here are 5 simple steps to get you on track:
Pick a safe area that's well lit. Group training programs are offered through the Track Shack Fitness Club. These four different training programs serve a wide variety of participants.
For adults beginners interested in using running or run/walking to improve their overall health and fitness
For more established runners to help make you fast, Faster, FASTEST. Through track and interval training you'll lower your race times.
A training program for the distance runner. For full or half marathon training.
A run-walk-run training program for all fitness levels that want to complete a full or half marathon.
Three primary factors affect athletic performance: genetics, training, and nutrition. You cannot control your genetic makeup, but you can control how you train and what you eat. National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and local runner, Tara Gidus states, "Choosing the proper food is as important to athletic success as having the most appropriate training program. Many athletes who train hard are defeated because their diet fails them. A balanced diet with consideration to each sport is key to athletic success."
If you have questions about nutrition for running, contact:Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
Tara is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Sports Dietitian. She is an avid runner and has completed 7 marathons and countless 5k's, 10k's and half marathon races.
If you haven't experienced a road race, then it's time. There's nothing better than running with thousands of other enthusiasts through road races.
Whether it's walking, running, or any other healthy activity what matters most is you're one step closer to achieving your fitness goals.
5. Remember to Stretch
If you need a reason to stretch, here are 5. The relaxation and meditation benefits are also worth noting. Your mind and your muscles will thank you afterward.
Find out which muscles runners should stretch.