Get up to Five - WLG Final Run
Your final run is here
8 weeks ago you started on this running journey - it has gone so quickly!
For those of you who were new to Extra Mile Runners, there were some nerves and apprehension at the start, but once you met the group and got to know each other you discovered pretty quickly the supportive environment you were stepping into - now look how far you have come!
For those of you who have done our programmes before and who have been part of the Extra Mile Runners team for a while, we want to thank you for helping us embrace our new runners and for sharing your support and experience with them. It is now your turn to put into practice the experience and lessons you have learnt since you started with Extra Mile Runners and achieving your own goal to the best of your ability.
This has been a journey that has developed friendships, created belief in your ability and has hopefully given you a taste of the buzz of running. We hope you are proud of what you have achieved yourselves, but we have to say, our team is incredibly proud of you all.
Bring it on.
Final Run Coffee
Date: Saturday 15 December
Time: 8.45am - 10.00am
Venue: Poneke Mojo, Clyde Quay Wharf
Hopefully after your final run you can pop in for a quick coffee before you start your weekend.
Saturday 15 December
Start Time: 7.30am
Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (Te Papa end), click here
Click here for an image of the start point location
Map of Final Run: Click here
The 5km course is an out and back, with the turnaround point at 2.5km
The 10km course is 2 laps of this course. Leave your drink bottle at the start/finish so you can grab it as you head out for your second lap.
WHERE TO FROM HERE? IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME!
This can be a tricky time to keep active - it is also a fun, social and delicious time of year! As we work our way through the Christmas period, 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 is 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 ;o)
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 2017.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE YOUR RUNNING JOURNEY WITH US, OUR NEXT GROUPS BEGIN: 21 JANUARY 2019
All the registration details are available via the websites:
Remember all that you have learned over the last 8 weeks, enjoy the experience - you are awesome.
We will be taking photos at your final run - so smile!
Bring. It. On.
'Give it heaps! You are awesome, we are so proud of you all'
- The EMR Coaching team