Training for a 5K Race in Eight Weeks

For more than 15 years, Kyle Kirts has served as an attorney. He is currently based in Dayton, Ohio. When he is not practicing law, Kyle T. Kirts enjoys training for and running 5K races.

At just over three miles, 5K events are a perfect length for athletes building up to full marathons and other long-distance races. For inexperienced runners, a simple training regimen is possible that will prepare the body for running a 5K race in just eight weeks. During this training period, Fridays and Mondays should be used as rest days every week. Rest is of vital importance during training; skimping on rest days can lead to mental burnout and physical fatigue.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, meanwhile, should be used as the primary running days. Individuals should attempt to start with a one-mile run and increase their mileage by a quarter of a mile every week. At this pace, runners can hit the three-mile mark by week seven and run the distance six times prior to the race. Wednesdays and Sundays should be used for cross-training cardio activities, such as cycling or swimming. Strength training is also advisable for a cross-training option. Wednesdays and Sundays can also be used for additional rest if necessary.


Mandatory Transfer in the Juvenile Justice System

Ohio resident Kyle Kirts possesses 15 years of experience as a legal professional. A former staff attorney in the Illinois House of Representatives, Kyle T. Kirts currently represents clients in specialty areas including traffic, family, and juvenile law.

In the state of Ohio, a child charged with a criminal offense may be tried as an adult in a select set of circumstances. To be transferred out of the juvenile justice system, a child must be older than 14 and charged with a felony offense. While some cases allow the court to decide whether or not the accused should be transferred, others necessitate that the child be tried as an adult. A child must stand trial as an adult if he or she has been charged with murder or aggravated murder and is either 16 or 17 years old. These requirements also apply to children of 14 or 15 years who have been both charged with murder and previously committed to a Department of Youth Services (DYS) facility. Children must also be transferred out of the juvenile court system if they are charged with a serious felony offense at 16 or 17 years of age, and either used a firearm to commit the offense or spent time in a DYS facility.