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Top 10 Training Tips for a 5k


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Commit to a Race
Just knowing that you've registered for a 5K can be enough to get your feet moving.
Just knowing that you've registered for a 5K can be enough to get your feet moving.
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If your goal is to run in a 5K, don't just train for an imaginary race -- sign up for one. Pay attention to the calendar, though. Don't plan to run in a race that takes place next week. Give yourself enough time to train properly. The length of time depends on your starting fitness level -- in general, though, the longer you have, the better. Plan on at least a couple of months [source: Run Britain]. Once you've signed up for a race, that deadline will serve as an excellent motivator to get you outside and hitting the pavement.


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