By Meghan Hurley
DHAC Cycling Instructor
Do you like to run or walk? How about running and/or walking knowing that you are doing it for a good cause??? Well then mark your calendars for the first Saturday in June and put in bold, cap letters: FAD road race!!!
Foxboro Against Diabetes (FAD) is a 5k Road Race that has been held for the past 12 years in memory of my husband’s sister, Shannon, who passed away 18 years ago from complications with diabetes. All of the race proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For the past twelve years, the race has attracted over 9,500 participants and has raised over $250,000 for Diabetes research.
The race is a flat, 3.1 mile course that you can run, jog or walk. No hills, jumps, sprints if you are wondering. 🙂 If you are an avid runner or someone who is just starting to get back into running, this is the race for you!! Trust me on this!!
Thinking about doing it but not sure how to train for it?? DHAC is obviously the place where your training can start! DHAC has plenty of treadmills to assist you with your training program as well as an indoor track! If you need to be motivated, DHAC offers classes such as Trail Mix and Track Intervals to help both runners and walkers acclimate to this type of cardiovascular exercise!!
How am I training? I have been running outside each week outside and supplementing my workouts with runs on the treadmill! My focus each run varies on distance and time. While teaching cycling classes is A LOT easier for me, running definitely challenges my overall fitness level! Running offers me the ability to cross train so that I am not tiring the same muscle groups with the same cardiovascular exercises each time I workout.
Thinking about doing the FAD road race? Join me on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 in Foxboro for the 13th annual FAD road race! The race begins at 10:00 am rain or shine! Come and run/walk and know that you too are raising money for a great cause!
For more info about the race and/or to register, check out the website: www.Foxboroagainstdiabetes.com or feel free to come and ask me!
I hope to see you there with your sneakers laced and ready to go!