Week 8 Newsletter

It's 10km Week!

Here we go..

It's crazy how fast time goes.  At first the increase in distance was a concern for some of you but you quickly overcame this, then the intensity came.

As time has progressed - so have you and it has been awesome to watch. 

Soon, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour, you get to take on your best 10k challenge. All we can say is bring it on!
 

You guys rock! You are so close ;-)

This week's Facebook question

Week 8 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 20 July, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Wednesday 22 July, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 21 July, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 23 July, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

BOTH GROUPS

Course Description
Please run on the footpath at all times and keep left. Please cross over roads where we indicate with cones.

  • It is an out and back run - you run to the 2.5km marker, turn around and come back the same way. You do 2 x laps of this course. See map below.

  • There will be no coaches, it will be about you doing it by yourself.


Note: If you feel the run is going to take you longer than 1 hour 15mins we are going to start you off at 7am. Please only do this if you are going to take more than 1hour 15mins.

Saturday's Course: Click on image to enlarge

This week's quick tip: 

'Make sure you get to bed early on Friday nights. You will suffer in the run if you don't' - Sue

Education

Reflection

With our 10k run happening next weekend it's time to think about everything that you have learnt over the last 8 weeks. While you have conditioned your body to run the distance you have also learnt a lot about how to be successful in the mind game when running.
 

In this week's education section we ask you five questions that will help put your mind in the right place for next weekend's run.  
 

  1. If you were to have had a great run where you achieved what you wanted to achieve, what would you be telling yourself that you had done well during the run?
     

  2. What are the areas that the coaches have told you to focus on when you are running and how can you remind yourself of these during the 10k run, especially when things are getting hard?
     

  3. Look back over the last 8 weeks, what did you do well when you had a great session and how can you bring that into the 10k run?
     

  4. To be successful on Saturday morning you need make sure you have perfect preparation. What are the things you need to plan to be totally prepared for both the physically and mental side of the run?
     

  5. Ask yourself: Why and I'm doing this and why do I enjoy it?
     

By spending some time thinking about these questions you will be preparing your mind to make good decisions before and during your run next weekend. Now all you need to remember is to smile when you cross the line ;-) 

Inspiration

This is what it's all about at Extra Mile Runners. A community of people brought together by one common goal - running - to improve our ourselves both physically and mentally with a few laughs along the way! Thank you for being part of our team. 

What Next?

Club10k

Our next Club10k team starts: 27 July
5 week programme
Earlybird closes 11.59pm, 20 July



 


RaceTeam Queenstown

Our next RaceTeam starts: 14 September
Training for the Queenstown Half Marathon, Saturday 21 November
Registrations are open now
Earlybird closes 11.59pm, 7 September


Extra Mile Runners Members

Group programmes are included in your 6mth or 12mth membership.

To register for one of our next programmes:


(Please register before the start of the programme and just double check that your membership is valid for the duration of the programme). 

Other News

  • You are so close team..finish this off strong!
     

  • We will be taking lots of photos on the run day so bring your smile ;-)

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