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How to walk a 5k
How I did it: I actually did this as a Charity walk last year for Revlon in Central Park. I registered for the event beforehand. I speed walk and completed the course in about an hour. I didn't do much training. I grab my sneakers, slapped on some sunscreen, fueled up and pounded the pavement. I had my own water bottle, but there was plenty of refreshments to be had along the way.
Lessons & tips: Fuel up the night before and the morning of. Don't go too heavy on the food the day of however (you don't want to cramp up). Be sure to hit the bathrooms before you begin.