Things i understand better after doing the city2surf today

1. Our minds want to give in long before our body actually does. And i just love my heart rate monitor – quite often when i thought i should have a break from jogging and power walk a glance at my heart rate on my HRM would tell me i had plenty in the tank and should keep jogging

2. If you set shorter term goals its much easier to achieve a bigger audacious goal  Last week I walked and jogged the relatively flat 7kms of the Bay Run in 58:59. I really wanted to try and do the 14kms of the very hilly City2Surf in two hours today. On the bus on the way into the cityI started to think my two hour goal would be impossible, given the differences of the terrain. I realised instead of thinking “must do 14kms in two hours” I started thinking in terms of one kilometre at a time – and what time I would have to try and do each kilometre in to stay on pace with my big goal. It wasnt impossible to set out to do each individual kilometre in under nine minutes – and when I broke down the big goal that’s all I had to do

3. You can train with a head cold – that is, an illness above the neck. Note to self – get a spi-belt so you can carry extra tissues next time you do a fun run.

4. If you don’t give up you will achieve your goals

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. angelbabee1971
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 23:40:58

    Well said! You did SO well today, I’m very impressed!

    Reply

  2. Janie D
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 20:49:59

    Lovely post Leonie… I love your number four the best though. Thanks for sharing this and congrats on doing the city2surf…

    Reply

  3. Kathryn
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 23:45:02

    Well done Noni. A great effort with the City2Surf. Such a good plan for the race. Congratulations
    Kathryn

    Reply

  4. Adhityani (Dhitri) Putri
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 14:29:11

    Congratulations, Leonie! I think everyone who does C2S is a winner, regardless of their time. I surely felt like one after finishing it!

    Reply

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