28 Aug '14, 12pm

Our readers shared their TOP #runningtips for racing a 5K:

Our readers shared their TOP #runningtips for racing a 5K:

Shellin Chuong Chuong advises 5K runners to get plenty of sleep, eat responsibly so you have enough energy, and if you suffer an injury, check in with your doctor as soon as possible. "Basically, you're going to have to listen very carefully to your body — it will tell you many, many things," Chuong says. Robert Edler "Trust yourself," says Edler, who ran his first 5K at 77 years old. Linda Smith "Be confident in your ability and, most of all, have fun with it," Smith says. "Running makes you happy." Mark Fogas Inspiration for Mark Fogas comes from his half-husky, half-Australian Shepherd dog, Ginger. "She reminds me that I am not racing against anyone else out on the course but against the little voice in my head that tells me to quit. Every time you finish a race, you defeat that voice and build confidence for overcoming all of life's challenges," Fogas says. Kevin Drake...

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