Get Ready For A 5K

A 5K race (a little more than 3 miles) is a great beginner race to someone new to the world of running. The training is manageable, for one thing. For another, the races are often fun and often for a good cause.

5K races pop up starting early spring, so there is no shortage of options to choose from. One of my favorites is an annual St. Patrick’s Day Blarney Stone 5K in Omaha. In the summer time, I usually plan on doing a charity run called Run For Justin. Chances are good that if there’s a cause that’s dear to your heart, you can find a 5K that supports it.

To get you started on picking your race, here’s a link to the Omaha Running Club, which posts a lot of races on the site’s calendar. It’s not comprehensive of all the races in the area – it doesn’t have my Blarney Stone run on there … which is found here – but it’s a start.

Before you out the door with your new-found inspiration to run a 5K, you need a plan.

And, you’ll need a training schedule. You can find many-a schedules online. I’m in the Hal Higdon camp of training schedules, but I’ve also heard good things about the The-Couch-to-5K program.

So you don’t think it’s possible that running one of these races could be fun. Fine. It’s a good incentive to workout, which ultimately means it’s taking you down the path of better health.

And if that’s not incentive enough, you get a T-shirt or glass to add to your growing collection.

What 5Ks are you looking forward to this year?


About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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One Response to Get Ready For A 5K

  1. Kelly Robinson says:

    Dan and I are planning on doing the Blarney Stone run this year. It’s basically the first 5K that’sright in the middle of our training for the Lincoln half. Can’t wait!!! Sounds like fun!

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