Monday, May 14, 2012

I hope everyone is getting psyched for the inaugural Rad Run!  I’ve been weight training, running and hitting some trails too to help me get in shape – and I’m just helping set up and monitor the event!  Seriously, though, I am going to run the course the Friday before to get a feel for the Mud, Sweat and Cheers we’re all going to experience on Saturday, June 9!
The Rad Run will be a great way to get your summer running kicked off right – with a little extreme mixed in along with the trail, you’ll have a great gauge for where you’re at physically and have a ton of fun in the process.  My summer is swamped with travel through the midpoint, but I’ve got a number of events up ahead and some underfoot already that will make the trips worthwhile! 
My tune ups for the Rad Run are the Avera Marshall 5K on June 2 and the weekend before that, I’m in Erie, PA for a two-week trial, but I managed to find a couple of 5Ks to run there, with one around Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.  This upcoming weekend, while in Duluth for a wedding, I hope to run some of the North Shore for the great scenery and the up-and-down trails as well.  These three unique organized and personal challenges should provide me with a good start on the rigors of the Rad Run, in addition to my weekly workout regimen!

If you don’t have local races, you can challenge yourself with a 5K through a hilly area.  For a great simulation of the Rad Run, try running Camden State Park’s trails and doing various calisthenics every so often.  I like to do various push-ups and tricep-dips on stumps, speed-lunges in open areas, and jumping jacks at the top and bottom of each hill.  These added activities will make you push yourself physically, and simulate the additional challenges that the Rad Run will present!
The countdown is on for Rad Run, will you be ready?  I’m sure of it!

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