Training Tips


The 5K is one of the most popular race lengths in the world. A 5k run is 5 kilometers long, which is the equivalent of 3.1 miles. Because the 5K is one of the shorter road races, it’s very popular among beginner runners who want to give racing a try as well as advanced runners who like to have short-term goals.¬†Presented by Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth, the following handouts contain valuable tips on staying healthy before and after a 5K race.

These nutrition and training tips are must reads for both new and experienced runners.

Beginner 5k Run/Walk Plan
6-week training plan for beginner 5K runners

Cross-Training Guidelines
The five benefits of cross-training and some common examples

Nutrition & Hydration Guidelines
General nutrition and hydration tips for training in hot and humid weather

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