We’ll get you more than ready to run on Sept. 22
Training for your first 10k can be daunting, but here are some tips to make your first Norton Sports Health 10k a success:
Norton Sports Health 10k
Sept. 21, 2019
10k begins at 9 a.m.
- Getting in shape takes time. The results aren’t going to come overnight, but stick with it. Research shows that it can take six weeks to create a new habit, so give yourself that. You may have to walk more at the beginning of training than you’d like. But if you start training now, you’ll be more than ready on Sept. 30.
- Don’t get discouraged if you miss a day in your training plan. If you’re feeling tired, injured or just can’t find the time to run, it’s not the end of the world. However, don’t turn one day of inactivity into two or three. Try to keep to the plan, but know that missing a day won’t ruin your training.
- Listen to your body. If something hurts, show it some extra love with stretching, foam rolling and icing. If the pain continues, don’t be afraid to get it checked out. Norton Healthcare has some great sports health doctors and therapists who can guide you back to pain-free running.
- Designate a few Saturdays as test race days. Eat exactly what you plan to eat the night before the race and get a good night’s sleep. Wear the same outfit you plan to wear on race day, including the same shoes. Simulate as many of the same conditions of race day as you can. You will know exactly what to expect when the real race day arrives.
- Share your training progress with us on social media! Use the hashtag #GreatPumpkin10K so we can follow along with your progress in the weeks leading up to the race. That extra accountability and support can go a long way.
– Michael Clemons, race manager, Louisville Sports Commission