City2Surf 2009 – We are off

Well the 39th City2Surf 2009 is finally over. I hope you were able to stick to your training plan a little better than I was able to stick to mine this year!

If you’ve been following along, you will know that I had an injury and was forced to alter my training program over the last five weeks to accommodate it.

I’m pretty pleased with the end result though, because despite all this, I managed reach my goal, which was to knock a few minutes off my 2008 City2Surf time.

The 39 City2Surf is over, so what’s next?

If you have been training regularly, well done. There will be a natural feeling of needing to reward yourself with a break from training… Be mindful of this; if you aren’t careful, it can be very easy to slip back into some lazy old habits.

As I said at the beginning of this training program, for me it is not about the event itself, but rather the journey.

The City2Surf is only a 14km run, a much more difficult challenge is to maintain your regular training schedule in the 10 or 11 weeks leading up to the event.

This requires commitment and dedication, particularly if you live in the colder areas of Australia and do your training runs in below zero temperatures in the dark.

Whether you run, ride a bike, swim or do yoga, it doesn’t matter. The point is to get regularly active.
A big thank you to the folks on Twitter for the excellent questions and kind words of support.

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Update April 2013

My City2Surf Training Program is now an eBook

‘How to Break Your Fitness Slump and Comfortably Finish a Fun Run’

My full City2Surf training program is now available as an eBook from all leading online bookstores and contains a link to download the training schedule as an iCal file, so you can import it into your calendar.

Also, feel free to join my free Facebook training group the City2Surf 100 day Challenge.

 

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