A 5K is about 3.1 miles. If you’ve ever wanted to run one, then set your mind to it and do it! There are 5K’s all the time. Some benefit charity, some are a race for a prize, and some are just for fun. They even have themed ones, like the color run you’ve probably seen people doing. Whatever your motivation is for doing one, here is a schedule to help prepare for the race.
For all you serious (and not-so-serious) runners out there, you know that running often leads to injury. Because running involves repetitive pounding movements, it takes a toll on your feet, legs, hips, and back. Most runners have experienced an injury at some point or another. These injuries range from small annoyances that go away in a day or two to serious problems that disrupt training for months and even years. Luckily it doesn’t have to be this way!