MDC

Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017

8 months 12 days remaining

Fitness preparation

SPONSORED BY THE ATHLETE'S FOOT

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TRAIN FOR THE MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC

Training program for 4km walk or run sponsored by The Athlete's Foot

Training program for 8km walk or run sponsored by The Athlete's Foot 

Mums who exercise with their children


WALK AND RUN TRAINING PROGRAMS

Being involved and completing the Mother’s Day Classic is a challenging and rewarding experience which is further enhanced with a little preparation - for both the walking and running events. Here are some training tips for participants to help with preparation, which you are advised to start at least 4-6 weeks before the event.

Our community training partner, parkrun, provide the perfect opportunity to get some kilometres in your legs before the big day. They organise free, weekly, 5km times all over Australia. You find one near you here.

While training always wear comfortable walking/running shoes and loose clothes (or specialised running gear if you prefer), so you can move and breathe freely. If you are a wheelchair user, the programs below are your guidelines too, for building up to your goal pace for the event and distance of your choice.

THE 4KM AND 8KM WALKS 

Incorporating some exercise into your day, in the weeks leading up to the event, will increase your enjoyment and overall comfort. Just 20-30 minutes of walking, or wheeling, at a reasonably brisk pace several times a week for 4-6 weeks before the event itself, will see a noticeable improvement.

Below are some suggestions of a training program sponsored by our friends at The Athlete's Foot

beginners: 4km program

The Mother’s Day Classic is the perfect opportunity to get moving as well as support a great cause. For the 4km walk and run, it’s important to train so you can feel and achieve your best on race day. This introductory six-week training program is aimed at beginners… we all have to start somewhere!

Beginners: 4km program

Intermediate to Advanced 8km Program

For the 8km Mother’s Day Classic run, an especially designed training program has been created to help you reach your personal goals. The Intermediate to Advanced training program is aimed at those who are already exercising three or more times per week. It can be followed for any race up to 10km, commencing 10 weeks prior to race day.

Intermediate to advanced: 8km program 


MUMS WHO EXERCISE WITH THEIR CHILDREN HAVE STICKY FLOORS, MESSY KITCHENS, LAUNDRY PILES AND HAPPY KIDS!

Training tips to assist mums achieve their goals!

Read them here.

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