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2 2 KEEP IT SIMPLE Equipment is no excuse WHAT YOU NEED Running shoes Comfortable athletic clothes A watch SETTING EXPECTATIONS ENABLES SUCCESS Your first few runs may be challenging – and this is good! You will likely be sore – congratulations for taking your body to new places! Be sure to stretch, warm up and cool down to minimize soreness and reduce risk of injury GETTING STARTED

3 3 A PROPER WARM-UP FOR EVERY RUN Can enhance the quality of each run May reduce the risk of injury Can increase your level of enjoyment by reducing minor aches, soreness, and tightness STRETCH BEFORE AND AFTER EACH RUN Dynamic stretching / mobilisation is essential prior to a run to help increase blood flow to muscles Static stretching after a run, once muscles are already loose, can help increase flexibility over time GETTING STARTED

4 4 NUTRITIONAL CONCEPTS A SOLID, NUTRITIONAL FOUNDATION Proper, balanced nutrition is important for everyone but particularly for active people Fresh fruits and vegetables should make up the foundation of your diet Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport or Formula 1 Healthy Meal are both a great way to help achieve balanced, healthy daily nutrition EATING TO FUEL YOUR RUNS Try to eat a balance of complex carbohydrates, with a moderate amount of lean proteins and healthy fats, 2 to 3 hours before a workout. HYDRATION Proper hydration is important for general health and even more important for active people Drink to thirst throughout the day and remember that as activity levels increase, fluid needs will increase as well, due to the rise in fluid loss through respiration and sweating

5 5 TRAINING CONCEPTS FOCUS ON TECHNIQUE Keep a slight forward lean Foot strike with ball of your foot Medium stride length – do not over stride Keep you shoulders, face and hands relaxed Keep an engaged, but not tight core Keep your arms bent slightly, but not tight STAYING MOTIVATED Log your runs in the 5K booklet or keep a journal Train with a group whenever possible Keep your expectations reasonable and acknowledge progress Stay consistent and dedicated 5

6 6 HYDRATE Shorter, low-intensity runs do not require large amounts of carbohydrate. Sip Hydrate to help replace fluid loss without excess calories. FORMULA 1 SPORT AND FORMULA 1 HEALTHY MEAL Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport and Formula 1 Healthy Meal can provide balanced, healthy nutrition. This is perfect to consume 2 to 3 hours before a workout to top off energy stores. REBUILD STRENGTH Great for helping to rebuild after shorter, lower-intensity runs when high amounts of carbohydrates are not burned. RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

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8 8 Proper nutrition is key to complementing any training plan Training and exercise can only do so much, nutrition helps big transformation happens FOCUS ON EATING A variety of colourful fruits and vegetables Lean sources of protein Complex carbohydrates like whole grains and yams with their skin Healthy fats high in Omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish, flax and various types of seeds and nuts AVOID EATING Sugary foods like soft drinks and sweets Fatty meats in excess Foods containing highly processed and artificial ingredients WEEK 1 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS

9 9 UNDERSTANDING FAT BURNING Most people that workout have the goal of burning body fat Though more total calories may be burned during an intense workout, more calories from fat are burned during lower-intensity workouts UNDERSTANDING FUELLING Carbohydrates and fats are essential for human health, and both fuel physical activity Lower intensity workouts are fuelled primarily by fat, whereas higher intensity activities, such as racing a 5K, are fuelled by carbohydrates A healthy, balanced diet contains both healthy fats and adequate, healthy carbohydrates Strive to consume fats with higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and fewer Omega-6 HEALTHY FAT SOURCES Almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, cold-water fish and flax COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE SOURCES Barley, quinoa, yams with skin, fruits and vegetables WEEK 1 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS

10 10 WEEK 1 KEY TRAINING CONCEPTS START SLOW This is a five-week program, not a program for one week or one day. Trust the training over the WHOLE five weeks and be patient. BUILD A BASE Even the best athletes in the world start their training by building an aerobic base – allow time for your body to adapt. ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE FITNESS We’ve all experienced or witnessed someone take on an overly aggressive training plan only to quit. Our goal is to build sustainable, smart fitness day after day, week after week. Initially, training at a lower intensity will not only help you achieve sustainable fitness, but it will train your body to become more efficient at burning fat, making you a more efficient runner.

11 11 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS HERBALIFE24 HYDRATE Shorter, low-intensity runs do not require large amounts of carbohydrate. Sip Hydrate to help replace fluid loss without excess calories. FORMULA 1 HEALTHY MEAL AND HERBALIFE24 FORMULA 1 SPORT Formula 1 Healthy Meal and Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport provide balanced, healthy nutrition. This is perfect to consume 2 to 3 hours before a workout to top off energy stores. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD STRENGTH Great for helping to rebuild after shorter, lower-intensity runs when high amounts of carbohydrates are not burned.

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13 13 As training increases, your hydration needs will increase due to more fluid being lost through sweat Consume 6-8 glasses of water per day for healthy hydration, and drink additional fluid while working out based on your level of thirst STAYING HYDRATED Consume 6-8 glasses of water for basic hydration. On days that you workout, sip additional water or Herblalife24 Hydrate through the day based on level of thirst Daily fluid needs are also met by eating fresh fruits and vegetables SWEAT AND ELECTROLYTES 75% of the energy created during exercise is turned into heat – sweating helps rid this extra heat It’s essential to replace electrolytes lost in sweat for proper metabolic function Hydrate can help replace electrolytes such as calcium and magnesium and vitamins such as Bs and C WATER FACTS 60% of your body weight comes from water The average person needs about 2.5 litres of water per day to survive WEEK 2 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS

14 14 THE RISK OF DEHYDRATION Training runs for a 5K are relatively short, and the risk of dehydration is very low The risk of dehydration during a 5K race is also low Lightly sip a drink during training or racing, and focus mostly on post-workout rehydration POST-WORKOUT HYDRATION Depleted fluid levels after a workout can affect your next workout A recovery drink like Herbalife24 Rebuild will help rehydrate after exercise, as well as help recovery You can also sip on Herbalife24 Hydrate through the day after exercise to help replace fluid and electrolytes HYDRATING DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE

15 15 WEEK 2 KEY TRAINING CONCEPTS STRENGTHENING YOUR FOUNDATION Week 2 builds on the foundation laid in Week 1 Runs will begin to increase in length, though intensity is kept very moderate For participants starting with run-walks, walk times will begin to decrease and runs will increase Key concept: Keeping a moderate pace while running will not only help achieve sustainable fitness, it will train your body to use fat as a fuel source more effectively.

16 16 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS HERBALIFE24 HYDRATE Shorter, low-intensity runs do not require large amounts of carbohydrate. Sip Hydrate to help replace fluid loss without excess calories. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD STRENGTH Great for helping to rebuild muscle after shorter, lower-intensity runs when high amounts of carbohydrates are not burned.

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18 18 WEEK 3 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS Both carbohydrate and protein play a key role in recovery Timing of recovery nutrition is key to maximizing muscle repair Skipping post-workout recovery is not a way to increase fat loss / weight loss PROTEIN While working out, muscles experience damage and breakdown Protein helps repair and rebuild damaged muscle Athletes have higher protein needs than the average person AMINO ACIDS Amino acids are individual units that make up proteins Essential amino acids must be consumed through our diet for proper body function Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength and Rebuild Endurance contain essential amino acids Target about 1-2 g of protein per kg of body weight per day – that’s g of protein for a 150 lb person per day.

19 19 WEEK 3 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY Full recovery requires both carbohydrate and protein Protein helps rebuild muscle Carbohydrate helps replenish glycogen, one of your body’s fuel sources depleted during exercise Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength and Rebuild Endurance contain a combination of protein and carbohydrate for enhanced recovery EXAMPLES OF RECOVERY FOODS Herbalife24 Rebuild Strength Herbalife24 Rebuild Endurance Yogurt with fruit A chicken burrito with rice and beans A shake with milk and fruit THE METABOLIC WINDOW Your body is primed to absorb nutrients immediately after a workout, so it’s best to consume recovery nutrition as soon as possible after you finish your workout – ideally within 30 minutes

20 20 WEEK 3 KEY TRAINING CONCEPTS INCREASED RUN LENGTH Running a 5K requires you to be able to cover 3.1 miles on your feet Runs will gradually increase in length to build you up to this distance INTERVAL TRAINING: BODY AND MIND Runners doing the advanced plans start to see intervals in Week 3 This trains the body to sustain higher workloads for longer Interval training also helps train the mind to deal with higher intensity effort Now is the time to run hard when prescribed, and rest when prescribed 20

21 21 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS HERBALIFE24 PROLONG Higher intensity, longer runs require carbohydrate as a fuel source. Prolong can help fuel these runs. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD ENDURANCE With a higher percentage of carbohydrate to protein, Rebuild Endurance is great for refuelling after higher intensity runs. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD STRENGTH If in doubt, choose Rebuild Strength after lower to mid intensity runs.

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23 23 WEEK 4 OVERVIEW TOPICS KEY NUTRITIONAL TOPICS Carbohydrates are important for fueling higher intensity efforts Carbohydrate consumption during a workout improves performance Low-intensity training teaches the body to better burn fat KEY TRAINING CONCEPTS Week 4 is considered your “peak” week, when race preparation-specific runs occur Training will increase in intensity in Week 4 Proper fuelling is necessary to maximise higher intensity runs

24 24 WEEK 4 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS FATS VS. CARBOHYDRATES AS FUEL Low-intensity exercise can be fueled 90% by fat High-intensity exercise can be fuelled almost entirely by carbohydrate The body switches back and forth between these fuel sources as necessary TRAIN YOUR BODY TO BURN FAT You can actually train your body to burn more fat during exercise Increasing fat burning can make an athlete more efficient and better able to perform as physical demands increase You can teach the body to burn more fat during low-intensity aerobic exercise Trained endurance athletes can burn up to 50% more calories from fat.

25 25 WEEK 4 NUTRITIONAL TOPICS CARBOHYDRATES AND PERFORMANCE Science has shown us that carbohydrates help improve performance Carbohydrates help spare the body’s internal fuel source, called glycogen Consuming carbohydrate is particularly important for exercise lasting longer than 45 minutes CARBOHYDRATES AND RECOVERY Carbohydrate is not only important for performance Restoring muscle and liver glycogen is essential for recovery Carbs help restore glycogen, shortening the amount of time for the body to fully recover 25

26 26 WEEK 4 KEY TRAINING CONCEPTS Intervals in Week 4 will help train the threshold effort you can sustain for a period of at least 10 minutes As training intensity increases, overall training volume will reduce It’s important to decrease volume to ensure the program’s most difficult, and arguably most important, sessions are completed with high-quality effort Following the program up to this point will ensure that you are able to get the most out of these key preparation runs for the race

27 27 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS HERBALIFE24 PROLONG Higher intensity, longer runs require carbohydrate as a fuel source. Prolong can help fuel these runs. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD ENDURANCE With a higher percentage of carbohydrate to protein, Rebuild Endurance is great for refuelling after higher intensity runs. HERBALIFE24 REBUILD STRENGTH If in doubt, choose Rebuild Strength after lower to mid intensity runs.

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29 29 WEEK 5 OVERVIEW TOPICS KEY NUTRITIONAL TOPICS Do not alter your nutrition dramatically the week before the race – keep it simple Avoid excessively salty and fatty foods, as well as alcohol Be sure to eat something light for breakfast in the morning before the race KEY TRAINING TOPICS Rest is the most important thing you can do during Week 5 Trust the program and show up on race day with confidence Be sure to include a warm-up similar to any training day before the race

30 30 FUELLING THE WEEK BEFORE YOUR 5K RUN Putting quality fuel in the tank the week before your race is important Eat the same healthy foods you would typically, do not try to do too much by changing your diet Carb loading is not essential for a 5K run, so avoid a big carb-binge before your race Eating normal, or slightly elevated, amounts of healthy carbohydrates is a good idea to keep fuel stores topped off 30

31 31 RACE MORNING Nutrition Eat a light, balanced breakfast to help top off the tank 2 to 3 hours before the start Sip on Herbalife24 Hydrate or Prolong while warming up Warm-up A mild, dynamic warm-up will help prepare your body for the demands of racing REST AND RECOVER Week 5 is not the time to “squeeze in” training The best thing to do is rest and show up to the start fresh A few, very short and hard but controlled efforts will help fine tune your body for racing Do not over do it – the work is done! Nutrition during your 5K run is not critical, though a few sips of Prolong or Hydrate during the race may be beneficial.

32 32 RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS FORMULA 1 HEALTHY MEAL AND HERBALIFE24 FORMULA 1 SPORT Be sure to eat a healthy meal 2 to 3 hours before your race. Formula 1 shakes are perfect for this. PROLONG Sipping a small amount of Prolong will help provide your body with the fuel it needs to race hard. REBUILD ENDURANCE After your 5K run is complete, drink a serving of Rebuild Endurance within 30 minutes of crossing the line to help refuel.

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