5KERS SHOULD ALSO DO A NG RUN
One other element of the training is the long run. Even for a 5k race, a good long run will benefit your overall aerobic ability. How long this “long run” should be will depend on your level, but beginners can aim for 60 minutes, while intermediate runners should feel comfortable getting up to 75 minutes two weeks before the race, and advanced runners can go 90 minutes in that time frame. Long runs are relative to what you are used to. Try to go a little longer each week up to two weeks out from race day.
On race day, get ready to have some fun and run fast. The good thing about a 5k (as opposed to a marathon or half-marathon) is that you can get that feeling of f lying with less risk of blowing up. You don’t want to start too fast in any race, but the good thing about the 5k is it is over quick, so if you make a mistake, you might be able to salvage it on pure guts.