Training Tips

Training Tips by GloveFit Basic RGB

Hi my name is Gaye White form GloveFit. I am your Personal Trainer for the Crescent Head, Head to Head Walk-Run event for 2017.

Being an avid runner and participating in many running events such as the City to Surf and half marathons, I am excited to help plan, train, coach motivate and inspire all those taking the challenge of the 5km, 10km, 15km or 20km walk or run options.

This is a charity FUN walk-run that involves completing a beach circuit at Crescent Head, hosted by Crescent Head Lions Club to raise money for Baylin’s Gift. The event is open to individuals of all ages or teams of four.

Why not organise with your family and friends to come on board and join us to support Baylin’s Gift.  For more information see the Fundraising section on this website.

“The secret to success is”….

Getting Started

Set a personal or team goal. Ask yourself ‘what is realistic for me?’ Is it the 5km, 10km or 20km walk or run option?

This challenge is an awesome way to improve your fitness, lose weight, achieve a personal goal, have fun and contribute to a great cause.

Firstly, if you have any concerns then it’s a good idea to have a check-up with your doctor and ask about any precautions you may need to take.

If you have the determination to stick with the 10 week training program you will be well prepared to enjoy your participation, maybe even fundraise along the way and as an added bonus become a healthier you. Whether you decide to run, walk or a combination of both, then I will be planning the journey with you.

  • Either way WALK before you RUN. Start out slow, we have 3 months to prepare.
  • SHOES that are comfortable, supportive and good quality are a must.
  • WATER is essential, keeping hydrated whilst exercising and after is important to you body’s recovery.
  • FOOD is the source of your body’s energy, therefore make healthy choices include protein, whole-grains, fruit and vegetables in a balanced diet.
  • MOBILE PHONE for emergencies and some music along the way.
  • If you are in a group you can motivate, encourage and support each other to start training and keep to your plan.

Basic Essentials – on the day

When entering the Head to Head Walk-Run please consider your safety, hydration, nutrition and general health and well-being whilst training and throughout the event.  Always be respectful of the land of the Dunghutti people, mindful of the environment (land and sea) and please do not litter. You are in Hat Head National Park and enjoying the pristine coastline of Crescent Head.

All participants should carry a mobile phone.   Everyone involved is requested to have the Head to Head event emergency phone contact stored in their mobile. Contact Brad 0417 042 558 in case of any injuries not requiring an ambulance or report on team members that want to pull out.  In the event of an emergency requiring an ambulance call 000 or 112 from a mobile phone.

Stretching

Stretching is a vital part of exercise pre and post training, also before and after the event.  Remember to stretch to avoid injury and warm up muscles.  Stretching helps you improve flexibility, promote circulation and enhance movement. Stretching should never hurt.  If your stretching program reduces your stiffness and soreness, while running and at other times, then consider it a success and continue with it.

Warm Up and Cool Down

It is important to warm up and cool down before exercising and the event.  I will take you through the steps in your training plan. Also on the day of the Head to Head I will be beachside to run you through some warm up, cool down and stretches.  Supporting you all the way!