The training program outlined here is a good tool to help you achieve your goal of finishing the Coca-Cola Classic 10k strong and injury-free.
We are trying to promote the race as a catalyst for people to use to begin a healthy lifestyle. We hear so much talk about poor diet and the lack of physical exercise that today’s generation has. The Race is not just a one-day event. The preparation and training that begins weeks before the Race can be your ticket to a new beginning for you.
Grab a friend and start a new lifestyle that includes a healthy diet as well as proper physical exercise.
GET READY FOR SATURDAY, MAY 4
Coca-Cola Classic 10k Run
TRAINING SUGGESTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS:
1. Spend a few minutes before and after your workout doing some light stretching.
2. Mixing – if you are just starting, mixing short periods of running and walking is best. As you get stronger, you can lengthen the running time.
3. Practice LSD – long slow distance. Think about the duration of your activity, not speed. Too hard and too fast will lead to injury.
4. Breathing – exercise at a “walkie-talkie” pace – the ability to talk during your exercise. Labored breathing is no fun and unnecessary. Oh yes, breathe through your mouth.
5. Listen to your body – aches and pains that last more than a few days should be checked by a health care professional. Call your doctor if you experience chest discomfort, heart rhythm changes, unusual shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea.
6. Older people, or anyone with pre-existing medical problems, i.e. heart or lung problems, should check with their doctor before starting an exercise program.