If mud, foam, obstacles, friends, foam and foam are not enough motivation to get you up and training in preparation for the 5k Foam Fest then it looks like it’s time to pull our secret motivation weapon…Mike’s Hard Lemonade! When added with the basic 5k preparation steps you have all the motivation you need!
Step one: Register for the 5k Foam Fest nearest you at 5kfoamfest.com
We know this one is a doozy, sitting on ones rear end while trying to recall dates such as your birthday can be tough. So now it’s time to reward yourself with a Mike’s Hard Smashed Apple Cider!
Step two: Make sure you have the right gear, such as, running shoes!
Running Competitor gives 5 fool proof steps to making sure you get the correct running shoes
1-Visit a local running store to have your gait analyzed based on your foot type and biomechanics.
2- Choose which feel is right for you.
3- Make sure you have a half to a full thumb’s nail length from your big toe to the end of the shoe.
4- Before buying, take a short run around the store to test the fit, function and comfort before you make your final purchase.
5-To prevent injuries replace your shoes every 300 to 400 miles depending on the surface that you run.
**Just in case you have had a few too many Mike’s (is there really such a thing as too many?!?!) before trying to tie your new shoes here is a song to help you along!
Or if drinking evokes super human skills for you, you can tie your shoe like this!
Step Three: Find a good running buddy or group.
Step Four: Run!!
Run at least three days a week and gradually increase your time and distance to build endurance.
Step Five: Rest and Hydrate
No one expects you to be ready for a 5k over night. Take your time and build up your endurance and make sure to rest and hydrate between running sessions.
** May we suggest a Mike’s Frozen Pouch?!