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FitView – ReExcite Your Race


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By: Efren Martinez

Re-Excite Your Race
I’m always looking for a new and exciting way to expand my racing horizon and create a new challenge for myself, perhaps I not alone. I’ve found some exciting new races out of our area.
Racing a new race is exciting on every level. For one, you meet and make friends with so many other runners from all over the state/country. The course will always be new and you never know just how many grandpas at the start line next to you will serve you your racing “butt” at the finish line. Yes friends, age is just a number and if you’re in the 40-50 age group rage you know this can be a very fast group to race in.

Friends, if you’re looking to re-excite your race on a whole new level, I’d invite you to explore the idea of an out of town race or even a new inaugural race here in town. Doing so not only brings your family together for a short road trip holiday, but will also encourage everyone in your family to be part of the excitement of fitness.

Of course you don’t always have to look too far for a new race, last month my friend, Tommy Jacobs, helped bring us The Davis High Spartan Spear-It 5K Run with a big success. So if your looking to stay closer to home for your next race, let me invite you personally to a new local race. It’s The UCP of Stanislaus County Safari Dash. It’s a 5k & 1/2 Mile walk/run on Saturday, October 21st. This will be an Event for runners & walkers of all abilities and all proceeds go to benefit the developmentally disabled community served by UCP. Not only are you running for a great cause, but it will be a new racing experience for you. According to my friends at UCP. ” The race is at our local La Loma Park, the medals will be designed by a local metal worker Kevin Walkey & you are encouraged to dress as your favorite animal. Look for me, I’ll be dressed as the “speedy tortoise”, my wife will be the “hare”. It will be a clash of the Titans that day for us in racing. “Tortoise vs. The Hare”

For more information on this must do race in October: www.facebook.com/ucpsafaridash/

Here are some quick tips to get a little faster.

Traditional Speed Workout
Begin with two 100-meter accelerations that include 40 meters at top speed, with 2 to 3 minutes of walking or jogging between.

Build to 6 x 150 meters hard, including 80 meters at top speed, with 3 to 4 minutes jogging or walking rest.

Over time, increase the number of repeats to 10, lengthen reps to 300 meters (running nearly the entire distance at top speed), or reduce the rest interval to one minute.

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