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 ;-)

Week 8 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 3 May 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Wednesday 5 May, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 4 May, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 6 May, 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. 

  • It is an out and back run - there are 2 sections:
    Out and back to 1km marker (coming back to the Start cone)
    Out and back to 4km Marker

     

  • See the course map below. As you come into finish, cross over McCormacks Bay road with care at our blue markers. Follow our cones that will lead you to the finish line ;o)
     

  • 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. 

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Next Programme

Club10k
Starts 10 May 2021


Earlybird rates are available until:
11.59pm, Monday 3 May
(Registrations close 5pm, Sunday 9 May)
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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 ;-)