As we embark on Week 5 of our Pooch to Pavement 5K training plan, take a moment to reflect on how far you and your dog have come in just a few short weeks! If you’ve been following our plan since the start, both you and your dog should be gaining endurance and stamina with every session. By increasing sessions to 35 minutes last week, you may have even hit that 3.1 mile (5K!) distance. Congratulations!
This will be the last week where you’ll focus on interval training before moving onto disance running, so make these interval sessions your best yet! The first two sessions stay at 35 minutes, but each interval running length increases by a few minutes. Session three is a longer one – 40 minutes, combining longer runs and a few sprints!
New to training but don’t think you’ll be race ready for the GlowDOGGlow 5K on September 23rd? We encourage you start at the beginning of our plan and slowly work your way up. Remember to visit your veterinarian before starting any workout program for specific training advice for your dog’s age, breed, physical health, and personality. And to really get the most out of your late summer workouts, check out our favorite canine running gear.
For those of you that have been training hard for the past five weeks, you can be confident that both you and your pooch can safely and competitively run in the GlowDOGGlow 5K. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the event registration page and get signed up ASAP!