Week 3 Newsletter

We keep getting better 

Consistency is the key

Some of you may be finding that 7.5/10 in intensity is a little tough. This is understandable as you are learning the skill of intensity so it will take a few sessions to help you gain that understanding.

Recap last week's newsletter if you feel you are way off but remind yourself that at this stage there will be times where you go too hard and times where you go too easy, it's all a part of learning ;-).

We have our RaceTeam group (our half marathon team) starting this week so there will be more faces at the netball courts weekday session location and some Saturday sessions. You are each doing your own programme but just so you are aware when you see another team at your meeting points. 

Week 3 Sessions

MORNING GROUP

  • Monday 1 February, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: North Hagley Park 

    Map of Meeting Point: Armagh St Bridge

  • Wednesday 3 February, 6.10am
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

EVENING GROUP

  • Tuesday 2 February, 5.40pm
    Meeting Point: South Hagley Park
    Map of Meeting Point: Netball Courts

  • Thursday 4 February, 5.40pm 
    Meeting Point: North Hagley Park

    Map of Meeting Point: Armagh St Bridge

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. After your strength circuit, we start your walk/jog sets.

  2. Cross over McCormacks Bay Road safely and run around McCormacks Bay Road to Main Road. Turn left. 

  3. Cross over Mt Pleasant Road safely and continue along the path towards Ferrymead. 

  4. At the pedestrian lights at Bridle Path Road/Main Road intersection. Use the lights to cross over onto the Coastal Pathway.

  5. Once on the Coastal Pathway, follow this towards Sumner.

  6. Return Programme: The 3km marker will be along the Causeway.

  7. Everyone else is running to time so turn at the turnaround time (refer to your programme).

Saturday's Course: Click on image to enlarge

This weeks quick tip: 

'Do it in your own time, so long as you keep pushing yourself. Don’t try to keep up with the group if you can’t.' – Emily Murray

Education

Education

Form for efficiency

You'll often hear the coaches talking about good technique. Technique is an important part of running because it helps us to move faster, make us more efficient with our energy and helps prevent injuries. For the newer runner there tends to be a few key technique errors that we see:
 

  • Posture relaxes when tiring (shoulders rolling forward)

  • Heel striking

  • Over striding

  • Eyes looking down
     

These four steps below will help you understand what they are and give you an idea on where you can focus to improve these.                
 

Remember that the coaches are always here to help you with your technique so don't be afraid to ask if you have any questions. 

Inspiration

Here's a cool clip with great runners talking about what it means to be a top runner.

Other News

  • You are doing so well it is great to see you stepping up to the next level. 
     

  • The running programme is priority number one in your exercise regime. We know that some of you are cross-training while doing the running programme. Remember that for the next 8 weeks, this should be your priority, then stretching then strengthening. Even if you feel awesome at the end of the week, resist from over training..stick to the programme!