You’re all set. Now rest up

ROAD TO THE JOG: Matt Power of Cityfit has been guiding readers through their preparations for the Edgell Jog.

ROAD TO THE JOG: Matt Power of Cityfit has been guiding readers through their preparations for the Edgell Jog.

THIS is it. Eight weeks of dedication and preparation now comes down to these final moments.

In just two days’ time, the 2017 Edgell Jog will commence.

As the final week wraps up for Cityfit’s 7POINT5 Program, we now set our sights on the final finish line.

For the past eight weeks we have covered a range of topics that would have benefited your training schedule in preparation for the Edgell Jog. Now, with a couple of days to go, we will cover the necessities required before and during the event.

On the day before the jog, you’re going to be excited for the event. That’s awesome, but this may lead you into over-training.

Saturday would be best utilised for the day of rest and relaxation. Why? Your body has been enduring eight full weeks of training for the Edgell Jog. It requires rest and the best time for this is before a major event.

Recommended would be an hour’s full body stretch. This will reduce the risk of stitches and cramps during your walk/jog/run.

Another handy tip for the day is hydration.

Do not allow your body to get to the stage where you feel thirsty. Stay hydrated before, during and after the event.

Do not allow your body to get to the stage where you feel thirsty.

Final tips

When drinking water throughout the day, have your intake periodically in small amounts. Avoid skolling your water.

Drinking too much water at once will sometimes lead to your body rejecting it before it can be properly consumed or most likely lead to a major stitch. During an event like this, that is one of the last things you want to deal with before taking on Esrom Street.

Set your pace. This jog is for you and your best time. Try to avoid bolting off at the start line like a bull out of a gate.

Find your own rhythm and stick to it; this is the key to your body’s endurance. Once you are set, next focus on your breathing - through the nose and out the mouth.

So this is it. You are all set. Eight weeks of training comes down to this. If you have any further questions, concerns or inquiries before the event, please contact me at Cityfit on 6331 4344.

Good luck and have fun. I’ll see you at the starting line.