From couch to road

2016-06-14 06:00

WINTER is here, and perhaps you are starting to feel those few extra “warmth pillows” attach themselves to your tummy and buttocks.

Perhaps you set the New Year’s resolution of “2016: get fit”, and have realised it is June, and you are no closer to achieving that goal. Or maybe you have slacked off on your usual exercise regime.

Possibly you have been thinking about getting fit and trying out this “walking and/or running thing” but don’t know where to start.

For some, the thought of walking up those three flights of stairs at the office sounds daunting, never mind a 10km race. Fear no more, while it may seem like a daunting task, walk and/or running 10km is possible, even for those who aren’t “those crazy runners”. The Forest 10km is a nice flat course great for runners or walkers of any level. Regardless of what your situation is, you can walk and/or run a 10km race in four weeks - here’s how…

• Consult your GP before beginning any exercise program

• Buy a good pair of individually fitted running shoes

• Commit to the program for 4 weeks

• Enter into the Forest 10km race on 10 July.

• Follow the program outlined below

• Track your actual figures to ensure that you are on track

• Imagine yourself finishing the race

• Reward yourself for finishing the race (write your reward down – it gives you something to work towards). - Supplied.

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