9 Tips to Totally Crush Your First 5K

I can still remember toeing the line of my first 5K race. My mind was racing with energy-sucking thoughts from "What was I thinking-- I can't do this?" to "Where do I stand?" to "How do I stand?" and even "What the heck was that guy thinking when he decided on those shorts?"

Needless to say, my inner gremlin was feeding off my pre-race nerves and I was doing all I could to get through the moment. First-time life events are truly special. They are filled with enough energy to light your home and can cause a grown woman to behave like a 3-year-old child. Here is a 5K race day plan to help you feel like a pro.

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