Whether you’re a beginning runner just trying to get in shape, or have been exercising regularly for years, it’s nice to have an event to train for. And at just over three miles, a 5K is both achievable and challenging for almost any fitness level. It’s all a matter of pace.
For some, simply walking a 5K in less than 30 minutes can be a serious challenge. The best runners, on the other hand, will finish a 5K in less than 15 minutes. It’s safe to say that for most of us, our times will fall somewhere in between. But no matter how fast you run or walk, with a little training and preparation, you can set a personal record. And on Team Russell Athletic, that’s what matters.
To perform your best, make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before your race. Also make sure you’re hydrated. Drink lots of water before, during and after your race. (Okay, technically drinking water after your race won’t help your performance, but it will help you recover faster.)
Of course, in any athletic event, one of the most crucial factors in performance is what you choose to wear. Fortunately, Russell Athletic offers a wide variety of workout clothes that make fantastic running gear, especially our line of Dri-Power shirts, shorts and pants. Dri-Power technology wicks away moisture so you stay dry and comfortable, even in the middle of a strenuous run.
And if you’re the type of guy that doesn’t like the way some brands’ running shorts expose most of your leg, don’t worry, Russell Athletic has you covered. All of our men’s workout shorts have at least a 9” inseam, so they’re great for not just running, but for hitting the gym or the basketball courts, too.
So sign up for a 5K today. Then get out there and start training. We’ll take care of the rest. Together We R.