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WLG Club10k - Week 7


WEEK 7 Newsletter

Home Stretch

This Saturday (Week 6), everyone is doing 8km and is a challenging run. Our Beginners will be doing their longest run and our Intermediate are going for speed.

For those of you who are feeling good at the moment and have no niggles - use this as a 'risk run', this is where you take a bit of a risk with your intensity and run at a slightly higher level than you normally would. By doing this you might find a new level in speed for yourself. 

You guys rock! You are so close ;-)

Shorland Park, Island Bay: The Saturday meeting location for Week 7

Shorland Park, Island Bay: The Saturday meeting location for Week 7



After your Final Run we would love to catch up with you for coffee at Poneke on Clyde Quay Wharf. Click here
No need to RSVP, just turn up from 8.45am!

This Week's Sessions

  • Monday 24 June 6.10am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park (meet at the playground, Herd St end) Click here 

  • Wednesday 26 June 6.10am
    Meeting Point:  (meet at the playground, Herd St end) Click here 

  • Saturday 29 June 7:30am
    Meeting Point: Shorland Park, Island Bay
    Course Maps:
    Section 1: Click here
    Section 2: Click here 

    Course Description:
    All roads are open, please stick to the road rules 100%. Your safety is your own responsibility.

    2 Sections to this course: 

    Section 1: Towards Owhiro Bay (5km return):
    All levels run to 2.5km marker and back. *Use this section as your warm up*

    Once you  are back opposite Shortland Park - continue running past and along the pathway towards Lyall Bay:

    Section 2:
    Towards Houghton Bay
    Beginners (9km) Turn at 2km
    Intermediate (12km) Turn at 3.5km
    Advanced (14km) Turn at 4.5km

Section 1: Click to enlarge

Section 2: Click to enlarge


This Saturday you are all doing an 8k run, for some it's about intensity, for others it's about duration. In this week's education we share how you should plan a run when you are trying for higher intensity.

The First Third: Before you even start you need to make sure you have a good warm up. Once you start your run you are focusing on trying to find your rhythm. It's important that you don't go out too hard, if we are thinking of the scale of 1-10 for intensity you want to be sitting on around 7.5/10. This is just a little bit harder than your normal running speed.

The Second Third: This section is all about control. If you are feeling great try to increase your speed but you only want to look for a small increase. A good question to ask yourself is 'can I increase my speed by 5%?'. The aim is to pick up your pace a little bit but not go too hard too early. Now you are working at 8/10 where you know you are working but you feel you could maintain it for a long time. You couldn't have a conversation at this time. 

The Last Third: Now you are aiming to push hard, you are trying to work in an uncomfortable place. The breathing will be up and you will be experiencing discomfort. The key in this time is to focus on small targets in front of you, look ahead and see a visual point that you can focus on. As you get closer to the end you keep building your pace, it's really important at this time that you keep focusing on your technique, your body will be tiring so your technique focus will help you keep your speed up. Once you see the finish push as hard as you can right through to the last step!

Have a think about your approach for this Saturday before the run and then run smart. 

Here's a cool short film about running. It's deep, but that's where running takes us ;-) 

  • You have come such a long way, make sure you take time to reflect on how far you have come since you started with Extra Mile Runners.

  • Keep up your consistency.

  • Have we said how proud we are of you lately? ;o)

Next Programmes:

Our next Get up to Five and Club10k teams start the week following your final run - 8 July. We would love to see you back and help keep your running habit up!

As you are doing a current group with us, you can access the earlybird rates via the buttons below until 11.59pm, Friday 5 July.

'Focus on your own achievement and don’t compare yourself to others in the group.' – Frances

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