5km & 10km complete
Congratulations everyone, what a way to finish of the year with your team - so many happy runners and very proud coaches!
We have really enjoyed helping you work towards this goal - and for many of you throughout this year just keeping you moving with your team. It is a privilege for us as a coaching team to see you at your best and help you do something good for yourself - even on those tough days. Thank you for being awesome.
Take some time to reflect on what you have achieved over the last 8 weeks and throughout this year - so often we keep looking ahead at the next goal, but it is important to also see how far you have come.
Well done team.
Coach Rachel took some great photos from this morning, you can check them out on the:
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Reflect, Recover & Reset
Where to from here?
Now is the time to reflect on how far you have come with your team. Think back to that very first session with us and see how far you have progressed. Be proud of what you have achieved and take some time to think about how this experience has improved your life in other areas.
We have created a Reflection and Reset document for you to work through when you have a moment to yourself. It's a great way to make sure you think about what you have achieved and how and who helped you to be successful along the way. So grab a cuppa or a coffee, find a quiet space and spend some time on this stuff - it's important and a nice way to wrap up and think about what running has added to your life.
Download your Reflection and Reset document here:
This can be a tricky time to of year keep active - it's also a fun, social and delicious time of year! As we work our way through the Christmas period, we all need a well deserved break but it is also important to keep active - here are a couple of tips that may help you to keep up good habits with your running:
Try and stick to a routine of getting out the door 3 times a week. This may be for a light run, or a walk with a friend, the aim is to get your shoes on 3 times a week.
Don't be too hard on yourself. If you aren't as disciplined as you have been over this last period with the group - don't beat yourself up about it. Reset as soon as you can and just get your shoes on even if it's for a 20minute walk and a gossip.
Get friends and family involved. You have proven that running with a group has made you successful - how can you set this up so that you can use this tool to keep moving?
Plan ahead. You know that planning ahead helps get out the door and do a session so how can you plan 3 sessions a week into your life over this time?
Mother Nature. Some of you may be heading away - so get out and spend time in nature! Going for a walk or run in a beautiful place can be one of the most rewarding things you can do!
Use the programme. You have the programme so use it! Print it off and stick it on your fridge so you have a focus. Do a level that you feel is realistic and start ticking off the sessions.
Have a goal. Set yourself a goal over this time. If you are thinking of coming back to the group in January, do you want to be jogging for a certain period of time before you start back or do you want to be starting back injury/niggle-free?
Look after yourself. If you have had niggles or injuries, now is the perfect time to sort them out! Yoga, stretch, massage and all that good stuff in preparation for 2021.
Reset: What Next?
Get up to Five & Club10k 2021
Our first Get up to Five and Club10k programmes start the week beginning 18 January 2021 and will be our first teams for 2021.
Start Date: Week beginning 18 January
Earlybird rates are available until: 11.59pm, Monday 11 January
Registrations close 5pm, Sunday 17 January
We would love to see back in the New Year and get you back running with your team.
Just finally, on behalf of all of us at Extra Mile Runners, thank you for letting us be part of your running journey over the last 8 weeks. It has been a wonderful team full of amazing people and we are very privileged to have been part of your growth.
Hopefully we will see you back in 2021 and get you back running with your team and help you achieve the next level within your running in the New Year.
From everyone at Extra Mile Runners: Coach Rach, Coach Julie, Coach Lua, Coach Hannah, Sam, Jo and Bevan - you rock!!