Kristin Swanson-Mace leverages more than 25
years of legal experience to serve as a solo law
practitioner in Orlando, Florida, where she
represents employers and organizations during
workers’ compensation claims. Outside of her
professional pursuits, Kristin Swanson-Mace is an
avid walker and hopes to participate in 5k
events in the future.
According to the online fitness resource FitDay,
there are a number of ways to safely prepare
for a 5k walk, such as committing to a
reasonable training schedule, working with a
partner, and listening to your body.
Fitday recommends training approximately
three days each week and implementing a
day of rest between training sessions. In
addition to walking sessions, Fitday emphasizes
that a balanced training program includes
stretching and strength training.
Fitday also suggests training with a partner who
shares a similar level of dedication and fitness.
Along with the social benefit, a training partner
will hold you accountable for achieving your
goals and help you stay committed.
While training for a 5k, Fitday notes that
it’s also extremely important to be aware
of your body’s signals at all times.
Walkers and runners should adjust their
training routine based on signs of injury or
exhaustion, and when they are sick.