Earth Day 5k and 10k Prep


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New runners and veterans alike can make mistakes when it comes to training and preparing for a race. Whether you’re unsure how much sleep you should be getting or how hard you should train in the days leading up to it, there is a lot of information out there to help you make the best decisions to perform your best on race day.

Helpful Tips

Here are some of the best preparation tips we found to help you get ready to run:

  1. According to you should focus on your sleep two nights before the run. You will typically be restless the night beforehand due to nerves so get plenty of rest before those jitters hit.
  2. Another article by suggests that you take it easy on your training in the week leading up to the race. Don’t overdo it or you will end up sore on the day of the race.
  3. During the actual race you should pace yourself appropriately. advises that after the first mile if you can carry on a conversation, you weren’t running hard enough. However, if you are gasping for breath, you may have pushed a bit too hard.

Feel ready to run, yet?

This month, San Antonio is participating in the Virtual Earth Day 5k and 10k. The event’s page on Eventbrite gives a short explanation:

Okay People! Did you know that Earth Day was April 22nd? We are celebrating with an Earth Day 5K & 10K and participants will get a beautiful earth medal that is made of stained glass! Hurry before these medals sell out! You have until August 31st to complete your race!

Since the race is virtual, all you have to do is sign-up (there is a $10 fee), complete the race on your own and submit your time to get a medal. Just make sure to be finished by August 31st.

How Can We Help?

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