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Top 10 Training Tips for a 5k


Even though a 5K race is relatively short, training for one takes time and effort.
Even though a 5K race is relatively short, training for one takes time and effort.
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For the uninitiated, training for a race seems incredibly daunting. How does a person build up the kind of endurance and fortitude necessary to accomplish such a daunting task? Truthfully, though, training for a relatively short race like a 5K isn't as difficult as you'd think. Countless others have done it before, and their advice will help get you through when you feel like you just can't take another step. Keep these top 10 training tips in mind, and you'll be at the finish line before you know it.


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