Week 5 Newsletter

Half Way!

Reflect and Refocus

One thing we can forget to do when we are moving towards a goal is to stop and see the progress we have made. Although it makes sense as we are still looking towards the end target but it's so important that we stop along the way, take a moment to see our progress and celebrate this. 

You have now reached the half way point in the programme.

When we started training together you may have looked at the programme and thought that it seemed nearly impossible, but you have kept turning up each week and have kept on challenging yourself to take the next step forward.

We still have a few more challenges in front of us but take a moment to pat yourself on the back. 

This week's Facebook question

Week 5 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 28 September, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Wednesday 30 September, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 29 September, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park
    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 1 October, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park
    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

BOTH GROUPS

Course Description:
Please run on the path at all times and keep left. Please don't run any more than 2 abreast and be responsible for your own safety. 

 

  1. We start by running up Lyttelton Street to Sparks Road, Turn left. Run along Sparks Road until the pathway that runs behind Centennial Park. 

  2. Run along this pathway, coming out onto Rose Street. Cross over where we indicate with cones and turn right up to Hoonhay Road. Turn left. 

  3. Run up Hoonhay Road to Cashmere Road. Turn left. 

  4. Run passed Princess Margaret hospital and continue up to Barrington St (following the riverside pathway all the way along). 

  5. At Barrington St turn left and run up to Rose St. Turn left. 

  6. Run along Rose to to Fairview St. Turn left.

  7. Run down to Ashgrove Tce and turn left. The 6km marker will be along here.

  8. Out and back run for everyone . Reverse the course back to the start. 

  9. KM markers out: 4km, 6km

Saturday's Course: Click on image to enlarge

This weeks quick tip: 

'There will be days that you have every excuse under the sun not to go to a session. These are the very sessions that you absolutely HAVE to go to as these are the ones that give you the best sense of achievement.' – Pam Thomas

Education

Celebrate every success

Because we have hit the half way point it's time to do some mental reward work.
 

At this point we can sometimes still only see the big steps that we have in front of us, that's why we have this list of questions below for you to answer that will help you realise what you have gained to this point and may help you stay motivated till the end of the programme. You can choose to just think about your answers or you can write them down, it's entirely up to you. 
 

1. What are the physical benefits that I am feeling from the training I have been doing? 

2. Which sessions have I enjoyed the most and why did I enjoy them? 

3. What are the mental benefits that I have experienced from doing the programme? 

4. Why should I be proud of what I have done? 

5. What have I learnt about myself that I can take into other areas of my life? 

6. If the current 'you' could go back 4 weeks ago what would you tell yourself about how well you have done? 
 

By thinking about these questions we realise that we have made progress. This creates a feeling of success which is important in creating belief in our ability to achieve our goal. While there is still work to be done the more you build your belief the higher the chance that you are going to make it to that 10k finish line in a way you are proud of.

Inspiration

This is a speech from Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday to watch when you are struggling to put your running shoes on and get out the door! 

Other News

  • If you would like to help your body out, get a sports massage for those tight muscles. We recommend the team at Active Health. They know our programmes and are the same team who do the Muscle Balance Tests.
     

  • Remember to stay focused and keep turning up ;-).

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