Preparing for a 5K Walk
- Gearing up on race day: Your clothes and shoes shouldn't be brand spanking new on the day of the event. Be sure to give them a whirl before heading to the starting line. This will help you avoid painful blisters
- Stay hydrated: Get water at each station. As you approach the station, slow down to a walk so you can get enough fluids. Also, don't forget to up your fluid intake in the days preceding the race so you're fully hydrated come race day.
- Line up: For your first race, head to the middle or back of the pack to avoid getting trampled by the speedsters at the start. Take in the race atmosphere -- and get excited. Before you know it, the finish line will be in sight.
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