I am so not a “runner”. I do not feel the high, find it to be a mind-clearing activity, or even enjoy it as a workout. I actually am one of those people that laughs and says, “I only run if someone is chasing me.”
I guess the Color Run changed my mind. I will run when chased or when colors are thrown on me.
So why am I doing a 5k?
It looks fun. I also think having something to look forward to and measure my progress will help me enjoy running. Just like anything, the beginning is the toughest.
How do you sign up for the Color Run?
You can sign up at The Color Run. Last year it sold out SO fast that I bought my tickets they went on sale this year.
How long is a 5k?
A 5k is 3.1 miles.
How do you train for the Color Run or any 5k?
My plan of training is to follow the the Color Run 5k training schedule starting at Week 4 3-days. This will help me reach my goals of running the 5k and matches my current running level.
I also plan on following the Les Mills PUMP schedule for my strength workouts. I can’t give up my lifting days.
If you are running outside for your 5k training, make sure to carry some form of identification in case of an emergency. RoadID and EmergencyLink both have easy to carry items. EmergencyLink even has something that goes on your shoe lace.