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5 Tips for Preparing for your Upcoming 5k in Kansas City

Prepare for your Upcoming 5k in Kansas City at Waterside Residences on Quivira

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Our Luxury Apartments Have Everything You Need for Your 5k

Running is more than just exercise. For some, it’s a great way to escape reality and get outdoors at the same time. Not to mention, it also comes with countless health benefits. Some runners use this as their “me time” while others prefer to have a running buddy. If you’re looking for a way to continue running or even get started with it, a 5k is a great place to begin. 

Whether it’s your first 5k or your fifth one this year, it’s important to prepare and properly train to have the best experience possible. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. And the best part is – you can do it all from your luxury apartment. 

Getting ready for your 5k has never been easier at Waterside Residences on Quivira! 

1. Find a Running Partner

Although this isn’t absolutely necessary, having a running partner can make training for your 5k a lot more fun. Additionally, you’ll be able to hold each other accountable, so it’s more likely that you’ll stick to a consistent schedule. 

Finding a partner is easy at WaterSide. Whether you meet them at the fitness center or inside the clubhouse, don’t be afraid to reach out. If you constantly find yourself running into someone at the fitness center inside your new apartment home, there’s a good chance they also enjoy exercising and are looking for a fun way to do it. 

2. Train in the Fitness Center 

At Waterside, we offer our residents a state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with the advanced equipment you’ll need to successfully cross the finish line. If you’re just starting out and new to running, begin training with a combination of both walking and running.

Use the treadmill to complete your daily training. At the beginning of your journey, even just 10 seconds of running is progress. Run a little longer each day. As time goes on, you’ll walk less and run more. You might even train yourself to run the entire workout! In the end, it’s important to do what’s most comfortable for you. 

Don’t feel discouraged if you still alternate between walking and running on race day. Chances are, you’ll still be able to run longer than you could before. And remember – your main goal is to make it across the finish line. 

3. Eat a Balanced Diet

It’s always important to eat a well balanced diet, but even more so when you’re preparing for a 5k. Make sure to finish eating at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.

Eat carbohydrates, but not too much fat or protein, as these don’t give you the quick energy you need. Half of a whole-wheat bagel or oatmeal is perfect to eat on race day, and easy to make in the kitchen of your luxury apartment. 

At Waterside, our new apartments for rent are furnished with stainless steel and energy efficient kitchen appliances, as well as gourmet kitchen islands. This means that you’ll have everything you need to nourish your body as you prepare for your 5k. 

4. Try Massage Therapy

Training for a 5k can be difficult on your body and stress levels. Massage therapy is a great way to relieve any tension your body may be holding. It’s also just a relaxing way to end your daily training.

You’ll find massage therapy included in our vast selection of community amenities available at Waterside. Relax and unwind just outside your one-bedroom apartment.  

5. Give it a Go Outdoors

If you really want to get a feel for a 5k, take your training outdoors. Because the 5k will be outside, this is a good way to practice and prepare for your race. At our luxury apartment complex, we have several outdoor trails to help you get moving. 

Grab your water bottle, step outside the door of your new apartment home, and you’re ready to go!

Find Your Own Luxury Apartment at Waterside!

Prepare for your upcoming 5k at Waterside Residences on Quivira. We offer eleven unique floor plans, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. 

Your furry friend can join you, too! Waterside is a pet-friendly apartment complex, meaning your four-legged best friend can live with you for a one-time pet-fee and additional monthly pet fee. No breed is restricted from our luxury apartments!

To get started, visit us at 8201 Quivira Rd. If you have any additional questions about our amazing new apartments for rent, don’t hesitate to call us at (913)-871-0039.

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