Tag Archives: Running

What to Wear for the 5k

With the whacky weather we’ve been having, it can be difficult to decide how to dress for a run.  When it’s chilly, I like to dress warmer…but once I’ve been out for a few minutes, I’d prefer to shed that extra layer.  Should I wear a long-sleeved shirt, or a jacket?  Shorts, capris, or pants?   Continue Reading »

Race Day is Almost Here!

It’s just under a week before the 5k, and I just realized that I haven’t been training.  Are any of you in the same boat?  Luckily, if you’ve at least been doing one run per week, you should have no problem finishing.  If you’re at all worried about running the entire 5k, just remember that the most important  Continue Reading »

How to Start Preparing for a 5K

Hello all you runners and walkers!  I’m so glad you’ve decided to join the Tim Heinsz 5k and Jim Devine dog walk of 2013.  If you participated last year, you might remember that we posted helpful tips on our facebook page to help you prepare for the event.  This year, we’ve decided to offer more  Continue Reading »

Trackstar Thursday: The Treadmill

Here’s our last Trackstar Thursday. Today’s topic: the treadmill. Have you ever wondered whether running on the treadmill is any different than running on the road? While it appears to be the same exercise, there are some differences. Running on the treadmill is easier than running outdoors, for a variety of reasons. One reason is  Continue Reading »

Trackstar Thursday:Tapering

Here’s another Trackstar Thursday! I thought this week would be a good opportunity to talk about tapering. We have a little over one week left before the race, so hopefully you’ve been training hard. During the last few days before the race, you should back off your training a bit, resting your body so you’ll  Continue Reading »

Trackstar Thursday: Improving Your 5k Speed

It’s time for another Trackstar Thursday! Today’s topic: improving your 5k speed. The best way to improve your 5k speed is to do a weekly speed workout session. An example is to do several short interval repeats. At MU, we don’t have a 400 meter track, so you’ll need to account for that if you  Continue Reading »