Running Tips

Mason Nation 5K Fitness Training 


The following links will help you to prepare for the Mason Virtual 5k!  If you are not a runner that’s OK!  We have provided a couch to 5K plan that can get you to the 3.1 mile distance over the next 6 weeks.  We have also provided a guide to training including strength training exercises that will support a 5k training program.  As we get closer to race day check our race day tips for how to prepare for your 5k in regards to nutrition, hydration, warm ups and recovery.

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Mason is partnering with BurnAlong, a pioneering online platform that offers on-demand well-being classes and programs on many topics, from physical fitness to mindfulness meditation. BurnAlong trainers pulled a series of preparation classes for the Mason Virtual 5K. Free of charge, Mason students and employees can access hundreds of well-being videos anytime, anywhere after registering.


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