5K TRAINING WITH CHAD FRITSCHE

Posted by Marianne Goettig @marianneg316, Jun 25, 2018

Join Chad Fritsche, Employee Well-Being Specialist at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center as he takes you through 10 weeks of training leading up to running a 5K event. Chad enjoys helping runners of all levels by coaching them through a safe training guide that helps them reach their goals. Whether you are brand new to running or want to get faster with your times he is happy to be your coach through this exciting journey.

How to register:
• Register to receive Weekly Training Emails here: http://bit.ly/MayoClinic5K
• Select the event you are training for, as this will determine the start date of your 10 week training program.
• Get prepared by walking 30 minutes at least 3 times this week.

I am so excited for this opportunity! Thank you, Chad!
I have defiantly been walking 30 minutes three times a week. It has been great to get my kids involved too!

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It is pretty hot here in FL. Any good tips on staying hydrated when running in hot weather?

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@gretlcain

It is pretty hot here in FL. Any good tips on staying hydrated when running in hot weather?

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I'm in Arizona, so a different kind of heat, but brutal nonetheless! I find that I must have electrolyte replacement before, during and after a hot run/walk otherwise I get headaches!! I am not a huge fan of sports drinks, but will drink them if that is all that is available to me! I prefer a tablet or powder to add to water, can make it as weak or strong as you need! Would like to hear from Chad on this, also, though!!

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Extreme conditions, like heat and low humidity, increase both fluid and salt needs. There is a variety of electrolyte replacement options in tabs and powders – flavored or unflavored to meet your preference. Mixing instructions should be included on the package. Keep in mind that more isn’t necessarily better, too much water and/or too much salt can both be dangerous. For those who are heavy sweaters, adding ½ teaspoon of salt to a sports drink can help with replacement as well as encouraging you to keep drinking to stay hydrated.
Most people get enough salt in their diet however if your training and training conditions are more intense, additional salt may improve how you feel. Staying adequately hydrated is best done throughout the day to include the pre, during, and post workout phases. Hope this helps

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@fritschechad

Extreme conditions, like heat and low humidity, increase both fluid and salt needs. There is a variety of electrolyte replacement options in tabs and powders – flavored or unflavored to meet your preference. Mixing instructions should be included on the package. Keep in mind that more isn’t necessarily better, too much water and/or too much salt can both be dangerous. For those who are heavy sweaters, adding ½ teaspoon of salt to a sports drink can help with replacement as well as encouraging you to keep drinking to stay hydrated.
Most people get enough salt in their diet however if your training and training conditions are more intense, additional salt may improve how you feel. Staying adequately hydrated is best done throughout the day to include the pre, during, and post workout phases. Hope this helps

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Thanks @fritschechad Chad! Very helpful!

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