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5k Charity Run with fit8 and T&L

With one eye on 19 May, the date of this year’s fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k run, we thought we would ask the experts for some advice for training.

Louise Whelan, Monday 06 May 2013

Final Week:

Well done, you have made it through all of the training for the past 2 months. This week is a much easier week to ensure your are rested and ready to go for the race...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 8

Louise Whelan, Monday 29 April 2013

You are getting close to the race day now.

Keep going and you will be running a solid time for your 5km. Make sure you are stretching enough before and after sessions. There is a stretching session this week instead of the circuits session. Don’t skip this because it is not a workout...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 7

Louise Whelan, Monday 22 April 2013

You are now gearing up to the race and you only have two full weeks of training left so make sure you make these two weeks count.

You should feel considerably fitter than you did at the beginning of the training programme...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 6

Louise Whelan, Monday 15 April 2013

You are now entering the final few weeks before your 5km race.

The training will get harder now until 1 week before the event when you will taper into the race itself. Make sure you keep as loose as possible by stretching on rest days...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 5

Louise Whelan, Monday 08 April 2013

This week will be a little easier than the previous week in order to give your body time to recover after the initial introduction to training.

After this week it will be a 3 week surge leading up to the race. Use this week to loosen any tight muscles that may have developed during your training thus far. Stretch out your calves, hamstrings, quads, hip flexors and glutes 3-4 times during this week. If you have access to a golf ball, hockey ball and foam roller it is worth using these to roll out the following areas...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 4

Louise Whelan, Monday 01 April 2013

You should be starting to notice a difference in your running ability now.

Whether it is faster or for longer there should be an improvement. Try to plot out a course locally to you, that is around 3km. This will be used in the second session of this week. This will give a good indication of where you are physically and mentally after a couple of weeks training...

Louise Whelan is cofounder of fit8. The fit8 and Time & Leisure 5k Run in aid of The Wimbledon Guild will take place at Warren House, 11am on 19 May

Read more: 5k Training Guide: Week 3