Love Ceres Turkey Trot wants you to have fun and be successful at this event. We have included a link at the top of our home page to an app called “Couch to 5k.” The app is designed primarily for individuals who are either new to running or are returning to the sport.
Love Ceres Turkey Trot also reached out to local runner Jon Olsen and asked if he would be willing to provide a few pointers on preparing to run a 5k race. Jon graciously shared several tips with us. Before we dive into the advice Jon provided, let us provide a brief (and by no means all-inclusive) biography.
Jon Olsen teaches math at Somerset Middle School in Modesto. In 2013, he competed in the IAU 24-hour world championship in Steenbergen, Netherlands and won the individual men’s gold! He later broke the 24-year old American record at 100 miles, becoming the first American to accomplish the feat in less than 12 hours! Jon is also a three-time Modesto Marathon winner and was named the #2 ultrarunner of the year in 2014.