This year’s Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K is on June 26, 2016. I’ve run this 5K the past 3 years, and it is one of my favorites in the area! I love that it is such a celebration of women’s running and is a very well-organized event. Besides just being one of my favorite summer races, here are my 5 reasons why YOU should run the Baltimore Women’s Classic (BWC) 5K:
Imagine a world where you could do whatever you want whenever you wanted to without having to worry about other plans? Wouldn’t that just be the best thing ever?! Well, as we all know, that’s not the life most of us live, and instead, we constantly find ourselves overwhelmed by our schedules, or sacrificing other plans we may have in place of work or school. I don’t need to tell any of you how tough it can be, and in my case, I found it particularly difficult to find time for working out last semester. Between school and work, any free time I had automatically went to homework, and I grew pretty fed up with it after a while.
Training for a 5K race is a fantastic way to strengthen your heart, body and mind, and being a part of a running community has tremendous emotional benefits, too. Eating well throughout your training is an important consideration to ensure you’ll continue running in good health. Though we’re all a little different, there are a few generally agreed upon strategies on how, when + what to eat to get the most out of your training: