Planning to run a 5k? Here, key training tips and strategies from an expert personal trainer and running specialist.
Training for a 5K is a great way to boost your cardiovascular health, reduce stress or simply add more running to your routine. With both United Water's Race the Reservoir and the Oradell Kids Foundation race this fall, along with the annual spring River Edge Run, River Dell is the perfect place to get in on the action. A 5K, or 3.1 miles, is perfect for beginners, but it does take some training to gain the endurance to go the distance. Raina Hafer, NCSF, certified personal trainer and running specialist, shares her shape-up tips for success. Commit to a Race. Many local charities and organizations host 5K races in the area, so you'll be raising money for a good cause even as you meet your fitness goal. Choose a race date that allows you …
A day of sun, fun, and running at Oradell Reservoir to benefit the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jesse Ryan
Monday, November 1, 2010
The circumstances couldn't have been more perfect – it was a sunny morning in the fall, beside a beautiful reservoir, with family and friends and strangers cheering, and children's laughter at the finish line. This is what all the participants in this year's Run the Reservoir 5k got to experience. Every year for the past three years, United Water organizes and hosts the event to benefit the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation (www.humcfoundation.com). The first two events included only the 5k, but this year, Sonja Clark and her team at United Water decided to add a component for kids. So, before the actual race, the kids got to have their own race, and when they were finished they could paint, make sand art, play Xbox, or have…