With the New York City Marathon only a month away, race season is in full swing. Whether you consider yourself new to the running scene or a seasoned vet, it's never too early to start training for one of Fall or Winter's big races. From a 5K and beyond, here are all the tips and training plans you need to make yourself race ready.
The Beginning: 5K
Running 3.1 miles might seem like a daunting feat, but with a plan in hand, the process becomes so much easier. A 5K is considered a gateway race, and once you complete it, you will want to take on longer distances. Here are three posts to help you finish the race:
- Get started with our beginner 5K 11-week training schedule. It'll have you running three days a week and cross-training on the side.
- Before hitting the starting line, read these tips for running your first 5K.
- Once you finish, set goals for a new personal record using these tips on how to run a faster 5K.
Doubling Up: The 10K
Once you have a 5K under your belt, it's time to tackle a 10K. The 6.2-mile race means adding to your weekly mileage to help build up endurance.
- Get started with this 12-week 10K training plan.
- Longer, harder runs will definitely help you take on those extra 6.2 miles, but you'll also want to follow these specific fitness and diet tips for building endurance.
Learn how to prepare for a half marathon, marathon, and triathlon after the break!