5K Success

Here are 5 tips to ensure that your 5K goes great.

  1. Consult your Doctor. You should always check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine, and training for a 5K is no exception. Once your doctor gives you the green light then jump in with your training.
  2. Get Good Footwear. Go to a qualified running shoe store like Road Runner and have them analyze your walking and running mechanics. Get Superfeet for your shoes or custom orthotics if you need them.
  3. Train Smart. Gradually increase your mileage over a few weeks or months. Start by walking or jogging for 10 to 15 minutes and then slowly increase to a full 5K.
  4. Train with a Skilled Coach or Team. Check out Team Sheeper’s Training Programs if you live in the Bay Area.
  5. Stay Hydrated. It’s always important to keep your body properly hydrated, especially when your activity level has increased. Drink water before and after reach run, and throughout your day.