Sunday, April 19, 2015

How to Train for a 5K: A Beginner’s Guide

April 14, 2015 11:17 am

Anyone can run a 5K, no matter how inexperienced you are with running. If you want to train on your own for an upcoming race in your area, these smart (and safe) tips will help you to get in shape.

  1. Join a group. Many cities have running groups that help one another to train for a 5K. Visit a running store in your area to see if there’s a group that you can join.
  2. Make a plan. Begin training eight weeks before race day. Begin by running 1 mile four days per week, with alternating rest days in between training days. Build up your running distances in quarter-mile increments each week until you finally make it to 5K.
  3. Add in cross-training. If you prefer, you can replace one day of training with a day of cross training, such as biking, swimming, or working out on an elliptical machine for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Don’t skip rest days. Even if you feel strong enough to add in additional running days, remember that your body needs rest in order to build muscle and prevent injury.
  5. Switch days. If you have a busy schedule, feel free to switch training days and rest days from week to week. It’s better to switch your schedule around than to miss a training day entirely.

How to Train for Your First 5K [Active]
The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan [Cool Running]
How to Train to Run Your First 5K [About Health]
Beginner 5K Training Schedule: Go from the Couch to the Finish Line! [Shape]

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Pair Your Locally Brewed Beer With Warm Pretzels at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

April 7, 2015 11:55 am

Since its debut in November 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has become synonymous with good food and craft brews in the tri-state area. That's probably due to the fact that at each of Iron Hill's 10 locations, including the restaurant location in West Chester, beers are brewed on-site. The brewing process is a reflection of the skills and expertise of the restaurant's founders, Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson, two former homebrewers.

Available by the pint or the bottle, handcrafted brews rotate seasonally, appealing to even the most discerning beer aficionado. Pair your brew with a selection from Iron Hill's menu of contemporary American fare and pub grub. The menu spans cheese plates and housemade soups to chicken pot pie, hearth-baked pizzas, smoked pork sandwiches, and piled-high burgers. Served with a side of stone-ground mustard, the warm Bavarian pretzels are a must-have here!

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3 West Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 738-9600

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Happy Spring!

April 2, 2015 11:06 am

Everything is starting to bud and bloom! What are you doing to enjoy this lovely change in weather?

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