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A Workout for your kids and Bowling Green Parent Magazine

This Thurs 9-16-10 at GT Fitness Studio there is a photographer coming to take pictures for the new Bowling Green Parent Magazine due out October.

I need those of you that are interested to come d0 a workout today with me, Jessie and your kids.

I have the most kids participating in my program than ever before and I’m so excited and thankful you parents are starting to include your kids.

Those of you that have brought your children before or just want to see whats going on please come on out and be a part of it.

(We will not be serving punch and cookies)

baseball and soccer 14-15yr olds getting some core trainingEthan he trains for kids triathlons (just like his Dad)

Kyle 15yr old swimmer working legs for push off the starting blocksMax - holds the overall record for 32mins rowed in one session (in football pants)

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GT Fit: 5k run tips

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Image by Paul-W via Flickr

A 5k race is  a very popular race and distance for all levels of fitness enthusiasts.  The 3.1 mile run is awesome challenge for the beginner and great place for more experienced runners to gauge their current fitness level.  Any given weekend there is a 5k going on and usually involves some charity or organization sponsorship so entering races is also a good way to give back to your community.  The distance seems daunting at first when you’re not fit and starting to train, but the body was made to travel so 3 miles isn’t much.  Once race day arrives adrenaline takes over and will aid in your efforts.

Here are a few things to help you prepare for the race.

  • Eat as you normally would, the 5k distance does not need a carb load
  • wear comfortable shoes but not new shoes (avoid blisters)
  • don’t wear to many clothes, allow for increase in body heat
  • warm up before race, don’t start cold
  • not too fast out the gate and run on “E” the last half of the race
  • find a nice rhythm or running pace, tuck in behind somebody and follow (less wind)
  • do your best, the last runner to cross the line is just the slowest winner

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