Whether you’re a newbie to running or an old pro, the 5x5K FOR GOOD can be an important part of your running journey. Your level of experience and fitness will determine whether the 5x5K will serve as the pinnacle of your 2021 goals or the first stepping-stone toward an even bigger challenge.
Charge Running, the app for the 5x5K FOR GOOD Live Virtual Race option, has a great blog with all kinds of tips. Check out what might be interesting and useful to your run training goals:
Setting Race and Pace Goals — Some really practical tips on how to determine your current race and pace and how to adjust workouts to work up to a goal pace, depending on the length of race you hope to accomplish in 2021.
Mindfulness — Running can be a solitary event, particularly on a social-distanced event like the 5x5K, which provides a sense of community though you will be out on the route on your own pace with your own thoughts. Read more about how to keep your wandering mind under control and how to harness your mental strength to boost your physical strength.
How to Fall in Love with Running — If you signed up for the 5x5K as a new runner, or are still getting used to running for exercise, get some advice on how to make running enjoyable instead of a chore.
Best Masks for Running — All 5x5K FOR GOOD participants will be required to wear a mask while on the event, so take some time to find the one that works best for you.