Fun Fall 5Ks

After a weekend barricaded indoors thanks to the 48 hour monsoon, I am excited about heading out the door this morning for an early run. I will be christening my new Nikes as I run through my share of puddles for sure!

As summer has turned into fall, there is no better time to get outside and train! The change in temperature and mood sets the tone for a relaxed and fun running environment. There are many themed 5Ks during autumn and leading up to Christmas. Along the Space Coast we have the Ghostly Gecko, Pumpkins in the Park, the Turkey Trot, and the Reindeer Dash. (Check out the Running Zone’s calendar for registration) Many of these events are also family-friendly with other activities associated with the race.

Here is Jeff Galloway’s 5K plan for beginners and also for those who want to improve their PR (that is “personal record” for those like my husband who thought one of his youth was referring to  “public relations” when she said she set her PR for a 5K). And never underestimate yourself! You can be running 3 miles in no time flat. Set your goal, work hard, and you will cross the finish line before you know it!

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