Getting joggers up to speed
WITH five weeks left until the Friendlies Cane2Coral fun run and walk participants are being urged to focus on their goals
YMCA fitness instructor Rick Zimmerlie held a beep test on Saturday at the Criterium Cycle Track for joggers involved in the Ready Set Go program.
The 10-week program has included weekly training sessions in Bundaberg and fortnightly in Childers, Gin Gin, Gayndah and Mundubbera.
"We had about 16 participants turn up, which was fantastic," he said.
"Overall we had really positive results.
"It's a good indication that people are enjoying their training and locals are supporting the Cane2Coral event."
Mr Zimmerlie said at this point, most participants were focused on getting some runs under their belt.
"For newcomers, it's about facing their fear of running and getting over that psychological hurdle," he said.
"For those doing the 21.1km race, it's about not overtraining and doing two to three quality sessions."
Mr Zimmerlie said YMCA was proud to be involved with the annual event.
"Whoever signs up gets free Saturday training sessions and one free gym pass," he said.
When: Sunday, August 2
What: 21.1km, 15km, 8km and 4km fun run/walk
Register: Visit the site http://www.cane2coral.org.au