Whether training for your first 5K or just trying to beat your own personal record, we have the training plan for you. If you ever start to doubt yourself, remember: You're stronger than you think! 26.2 miles might sound like an eternity, but your body can get to the point where running becomes second nature. So what are you waiting for?
Lets Start with the basics..Here is the perfect 5 Week plan to prepare for your 5K!
Here is an awesome link to upcoming races in Birmingham, AL. BUT you can use this website to find races of any length in any state! http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/List.aspx?Rank=Upcoming&State=AL&Page=1