A 5K Training Plan for You
After each Let’s Get Midwest City Moving Event, we ask participants what they found challenging about participating. A common response is “finding the motivation to train for a 5K”, which can be a problem for any of us. These are a few tricks that we use to help ourselves get moving.
- Set goals. Make a plan each week about how far or long you intend to walk or run and on what days (e.g. Tues., Thurs., Sat.) Actually, think through where you might fit it into your schedule. We recommend a “doable” goal, the distance or time spent is not as important.
- Family and friends. Enlist a friend or family member to be a walking buddy. If your walking buddy can go with you great, but if not share your goals and support each other.
- Scenery can matter. Look for walking trails or paths that you enjoy and watch for the signs of spring. Change up your path from time to time or on the weekends to keep things interesting. Midwest City has many parks and trails.
- Stay hydrated. Keeping the body hydrated helps your muscle work. By bringing along a refillable water jug, it is easy to take a sip as you train.
- Brag on yourself. Getting moving benefits your health, and you have already passed those who are still sitting on the couch.
Remember, you are not alone. You are joining 800 other family members and friends on April 3, 2016 to Get Moving. Just like you, many of these other participants are making a commitment to be more physically activity in preparation of the non-compete 5K. On the big day, The Let’s Get Midwest City Moving team and a lot of smiling volunteers will also be at Regional Park to greet you, offer you water, fruit, and invite you to play games and join in warm-ups. Start the fun now by committing to a training plan that best suits your needs.
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The ONIE Project Team