This time of year is a great time to consider registering for a race in the spring or summer! Doing something like a 5k can keep you motivated and more structured in your exercise.
Training for a 5k, 10k or marathon can be a big undertaking and requires commitment, discipline, and a structured plan. Here are some general guidelines to follow:
Start by building your base: In the first few weeks of training, focus on building up your endurance by walking or running consistently, 3-4 times per week. If you don’t have much experience with running, start with walking for 5 minutes, running for 1 and repeating. Gradually increase your running time and your mileage each week.
Follow a structured training plan: There are many training plans available online or through running magazines and books. An Axio Fitness trainer can help you get on the right structured plan for your fitness levels and experience
Cross-train: To give your legs a break and improve your overall fitness, incorporate cross-training activities such as swimming, cycling, or strength training into your routine.
Don't neglect rest and recovery: It's important to allow your body to rest and recover between workouts. Make sure to include rest days in your training plan and listen to your body if it needs an extra day of rest.
Stay hydrated and fuel your body: Make sure to drink plenty of water and fuel your body with a healthy, balanced diet.
Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise program.