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Practice as you intend to race

Did you know that Tom from "Tom and Lukes" is actually a qualified Personal Trainer? Check out his blog below about keeping yourself injury free ready for race day. No matter what challenge you've set yourself for RTB 2019, it's important that you don't show up to race day unprepared.  Running is a [...]

By |2018-11-23T13:19:29+13:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Practice as you intend to race

Top 5 reasons to #GETINVOLVED

Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2019 is fast approaching and there’s plenty of reasons to sign up and take part – it's a challenge to pick just a few, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5. Round the Bays is all about community. It’s an event that brings together [...]

By |2018-11-14T15:35:37+13:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 5 reasons to #GETINVOLVED

There’s a first time for everything

It’s Saturday 17th Feb 2018 and I’m mentally preparing myself to run in my first running event. My race bib is already pinned to my singlet and my socks are in my shoes by the door, so I don’t forget them. I’m pretty nervous but I keep repeating my goals in my mind: 1. [...]

By |2018-11-09T11:44:54+13:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s a first time for everything

Beyond the finish line

Now that the event has finished, you've washed your running gear (I hope) and your legs are recovering it's time to think about your next (few thousand) steps. If you no longer have a race date looming over you it can be hard to stay motivated to keep fit. Wouldn't it be great to have [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00February 25th, 2016|Training and Health|Comments Off on Beyond the finish line

Taper week

Train and Prepare for the love of it, and the event will feel like the icing on the cake.- Joasia Zakrzewski You've done the physical work required to get you to the start line, from here on out it's all mental strength. Runners racing Round The Bays in 2014 To taper means to [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00February 18th, 2016|Training and Health|1 Comment

Taking the sting out of an injury

The event is just around the corner, your fitness has improved and you're feeling great. Then the unthinkable happens! You roll your ankle, your knees start to get sore, your shins are excruciating, you're injured. Getting an injury doesn't mean the end of your race, if you acknowledge what is happening, seek help straight away [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00February 3rd, 2016|Training and Health|Comments Off on Taking the sting out of an injury

Take off a load & take it off road

We mentioned in the previous blog that running and walking off road gives your legs a good break from the stress of hitting the pavement. There are many other benefits to running off road as well, and wheather you're a beginner or an experienced runner there are different ways that taking to the trails will [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00January 27th, 2016|Training and Health|Comments Off on Take off a load & take it off road

Being sensible about your training

Four and a half weeks to go until you'll be here! It's time to look back for a few glorious minutes and reflect on how far you have come and the progress you've made, you might be noticing some of the following things; Your speed has increased You can run or walk for longer Your solo [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00January 20th, 2016|Training and Health|Comments Off on Being sensible about your training

All the gear- some ideas

I've seen a lot of people out running over the past week making the most of Wellington's good days, did I see you?  Running & walking up hills is worth it for the views! Head up Mount Victoria for this vista. It looks like there are a lot of people committed to their [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00December 23rd, 2015|Training and Health|Comments Off on All the gear- some ideas

Amanda’s Training Blog #1

So you’ve entered Cigna Round the Bays 2016, well done! It’s just under 10 weeks now until race day, so right now is the time when you should be working on your technique, and making running a part of your weekly routine. Running is a physical as well as a mental challenge, so put your excuses [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:40:22+13:00December 10th, 2015|Training and Health|1 Comment