Unilateral body work (resistance on one side) prepares the body to handle more #training and race situations. As I am pushing down into the #squat I am activating all the support muscles around the trunk, hips, legs, and arms.
GOLD STARS 🌟🌟🌟 for these 3 who came along to #runningfitness today. It’s a busy time of year & for a minute I thought I was going to be running solo, but these 3 turned up & lapped their little hearts out. ❤️ Thanks ladies & good work! 👏🏻👏🏻 #rachelsrunners#yesyoucan
For our #mondaymotivation we have turned to @michellebird_bodymode as, being December is it too easy to fall into the festive indulgence trap! •
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FANCY A HALF MARATHON to finish off 2018? 🤔
We have just 2 places remaining in our Team RR Cronulla Run on Sunday 30 December in Sydney.
All maps & instructions provided so you can self navigate your way to Cronulla from Padstow Heights.
Join over 50 runners & celebrate the end of another great year with us! 10km & 12km distance options also available.
Entry cost is $10 for medal & drinks along the way. PM to register. First in, first served. 👌🏼 #rachelsrunners#yesyoucan#blingbling
6 422 days ago
LONG RUN LEGENDS 🏃♀️🏃🏽♂️ out hitting the road early this morning before the true heat of the day...although I believe it was still a sweaty one! 😅 Great work everyone. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #rachelsrunners#yesyoucan
WE ARE STRONG 💪 With the run intervals getting longer & the rest intervals getting shorter, the mind games started to set in today, but we fought back & these legends powered on through Week 9. 🙌🏻 Only 1 more week to go! 👏🏻🏃♀️ #rachelsrunners#yesyoucan
VIEW FROM THE TOP 😍 Run-climb as quick as you can, before the snakes come out & the HUGE bush flies land! 😅 No joke, the biggest fly I’ve ever seen in my life landed on my leg when I stopped to take this photo! It was about 3cm in length. 😫😫 I got going VERY quickly after that! 🏃♀️ No snakes thank god! 👏🏻 #rachelsrunners#yesyoucan#aussieoutdooradventures
Why so serioooouuuus?
Having a blast while working hard with this lot this evening
They say you can't choose your family but I certainly choose mine...and I bloody choose wisely. 🤗😁
3 177 hours ago
Some pics from last weekend race (Noosa half marathon). I don’t race as much as I used to few years ago, which is a shame because racing well is a skill. You might have had great “race” specific workouts or even a flawless training period leading to it but these won’t guarantee good racing. You got to practice it, you got to get to the starting line, deal with the nerves, anxiety and emotions, take risks, make mistakes, learn from experience, etc...at some point, you will race better. In short, you got to develop your racing skills!!! I have not raced a half marathon since 2014!!!! And even though this race was not my A race, I tried to do well. It has served me to see where I am fitness wise for my marathon in 4 1/2 weeks time but also to practice those racing skills I need. Racing is not only a battle of foot speed but most importantly a battle of the mind. They are great for mental training, to see where your mind goes. Our brains are in overdrive, we experience heightened awareness (internal-how we feel, how much effort we are exerting- and external -temperature, crowds,etc-), we also make countless split decisions (our brain prepares for multiple action possibilities). Well seasoned racers will have more effective actions than reactions which are also more ingrained. Novice racers are less flexible especially when race strategy doesn’t go according to plan or rely too much on how they feel (don’t keep emotions in check). When you keep your feelings and emotions manageable, you will have a better chance to finish faster than if you are an emotional wreck. You are less impacted by negative feelings or fatigue or rough patches in the race.
I loved this race...I felt I raced well, I was quite relaxed at the starting line, went probably too hard at the start but settle at some point, keeping the target pace or under mostly, only had a rough patch at 19 Kms but I was quite conscious of using mental strategies to deal with fatigue, pain, etc...I smile, try to relax, use mantras and self talk, kept my emotions in check when felt I was slowing down, use previous experiences to reassured me I could pick up at the end...I finish HAPPY...I will try to race MORE!!!