How to Prepare for a 5- Kilometer Race
Preparing to run in a 5- kilometer race needs to begin 8 weeks before
the scheduled day of the race. The first and most important thing to do is to check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to run in a 5- kilometer race.
Establish a Running Plan
A 5-kilometer race is a little over 3 miles long. It is best to start by running a shorter distance and then gradually increase your running distance. This chart will help you to establish a running plan to ensure you are ready for race day.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
1 mile 1 1⁄2 miles 1 3⁄4 miles 2miles 2 1⁄2 miles 2 3⁄4 miles 3 miles 3 miles
The following questions are based on this magazine clipping.
29. Which week show the greatest increase in distance over the previous week? a. Week 2 and 4
b. Week 3 and 6
c. Week 3 and 7
d. Week 2 and 5
30. Which of the following is the purpose of the italicized words in the magazine clipping? a. Indicates headings
b. Indicate dialogue
c. Indicate foreign words
d. Indicate title
31. Which of the following statement about the article and the graph is correct?
a. Both the article and the graph target experienced runners.
b. Both the article and the graph provide medical advice.
c. Both the article and the graph provide information on training for a 5-km run.
d. Both the article and the graph provide statistics about developing a running plan.
32. Which of the following can be used to find journal articles on a given topic? a. A handbook
b. A style guide
c. A periodical index
d. An encyclopedia