How to train for a 5k – AECC fun race

Not that it’s any surprise, but I’ve never been much of a fitness gal. My idea of a marathon is binge watching an entire Netflix series or going through the whole Harry Potter movies in a go, but I seem to have found a go to fitness routine when training for fun races.

Fun races are short races, 5k or 10k where is ok to go at your own pace, walk or even dance. Some of them are used to raise money or awareness for a charity.

A couple of years ago I signed up for a Color Run, and after that I manage to complete the Run of Bays race in Auckland (8k) and the Run the Night (5k) a couple of weeks later.

I’ve been trying to find an excuse to start working out again after the summer months and when I found out about the AECC (Spanish Cancer Association) 4th Fun Race I though it would be a great incentive to get back in track and help raise money and awareness at the same time.

But, after an intense summer break, family visits and weekends away you could say I was a bit out of shape, so I had to make a plan if I was going to make it to the finish line, even if it was just for fun.

So, I did my research and created a running routine that worked for me, but it might work for you too. So, feel free to tweak it to your liking but make sure you don’t over do it the first couple of weeks because you will exhaust your body, I might hurt yourself.

So, go out, sign yourself to a fun race and get moving!

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