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Preparation needed for road race season - The Orion

Published by
Shane   Apr 15th 2009, 9:07pm

By: Tori Tyler

Blossoms are blooming and rain showers are looming. Springtime has come and summer is approaching fast.

With sunshine comes road races, and with road races comes training.

For those who are unfamiliar with road races, they're just like a track or cross-country race, but are held on roads instead. Think of the Boston Marathon.

A typical road race involves a $15 to $20 fee and usually includes a T-shirt, post-race snacks or various items given by the sponsors of the race.

A road race can range from a distance of 5k to the Boston Marathon's incredible 26.2 miles. Runners, joggers and walkers alike can participate in the event and follow along the course distance, set by the organizers of the race.

Haven't started training yet? Well, maybe it's time to start on a running plan. Building up consistent mileage for any road race takes motivation, persistence and dedication. Indeed, hard work is essential but, with the right attitude and work ethic, the task can be done.

To begin a running plan it's important to start slowly. The first week or even three weeks of daily runs can be difficult, but over time you'll be amazed at the gradual improvements in fitness.

Building a running plan can....

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