How to Prepare for a 5k Run?

The key to training in the early stages of your preparation is to take it slow and easy. I feel that 3 months is about the perfect amount of time to properly prepare for your best possible showing come race day. By trying to do too much too soon, you risk injury and injury is a way of discouraging people from taking up a sport they could well come to love. But go to your medical doctor to make sure you are fit enough to do it.