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Help!!!! How do I prepare for a Zombie 5K???

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Hello fellow sparkers! I need tips on some things to do to prepare for a 5k obstacle course with Zombies involved. I guess I would prepare for it the same way I would prepare for a 5k race but seeing as how I never even thought of doing either I have no idea how to train. I mean I know I have to start running on the treadmill but is there anything else I can do to help me prepare for this?
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    I did a zombie 5K back in October. When you train, adjust your incline for hills. The obstacles will probably require climbing a hill or at least some form of climbing so it is going to be easier. I did not at the time and paid for it during. You will probably get muddy and wet so that is going to add weight to your run. On the upside, they are so much fun and you want even think about the distance.
    2827 days ago
    I'm so jealous. I'd love to do one but there is none in my area. :) Have fun. I have family that has done them and are now hooked
    2844 days ago
  • SBW1027
    I did the Couch to 5k program to introduce me to running. I have never been a runner. The program itself is broken down into 8 weeks. It took me 9 weeks to complete. Good luck sounds like a lot of fun!
    2845 days ago
    There is a place on SP where you can get an interval training plan - try doing a search for Couch to 5K. It's a very doable, realistic plan that would probably help a lot. Not sure about the zombie part - but the interval training is a good start!

    2846 days ago
  • ADZY86
    OMG I did Zombie 5K run for my birthday in November with friends! It is the most fun thing ever! I just kept with my normal exercises, I didn't do any specific exercises or workout programme for it. It is kinda tough going, so as long as you're relatively fit you'll be fine. In fact, even if you're not relatively fit you'll be fine; I went with 15 friends and I'd say abotu half of them don't workout regularly. We all got through it and had a blast. It doesn't even feel like 5K to be honest, because there's so much going on. Took just over an hour and I'd do it again in a heart beat!

    Hope you have a fantastic time. Good plan to start doing some treadmill exercises though, just to get you in the habit of running. But you'll be having so much fun you'll forget that you're not a regular runner. Good luck emoticon
    2846 days ago
    I'm training for the same type of race. I'd research the obstacles and train accordingly. Are there walls? Work on trying to do pull-ups. (I can't do them personally, but can work on the muscle groups that help that motion ) Are there crawl pits? Work on your core.

    Is it in BR? My obstacle course 5k is in March - named Foam Fest.
    2846 days ago
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