Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 12/12 – You’ve Got This

superhero-2503808_640Welcome to paranoia week! Focusing on work is going to be a big challenge as your mind keeps drifting to Saturday and on every run those little buggers doubt and fear are going to want to torment you.

You have done the hard work, your body knows what to do, silence those voices of doubt, chest out, superhero grin on, You’ve got this!


Here are 10 basics to keep you focused:

  1. Stay off your feet!
  2. Trust your body!
  3. Remind yourself of those long runs where you felt strong.
  4. Don’t overthink your race.
  5. Stick to foods that you are used to.
  6. Stick to the race nutrition strategy (and product!) you have rehearsed.
  7. Talk about something other than the race (at least now and then)!
  8. Go to bed early on Thursday night.
  9. Triple check that your timing chip is on your shoe!
  10. Encourage your running buddies and enjoy each others race week quirkiness.

Folks, it has been great sharing this journey with you, Run with joy!…because you can!

Coach Kathleen


About Coach Kathleen

Coaching since 2004, I have coached both young and old athletes from those achieving provincial and national medals in track, biathlon and cross country to runners running their first ever half marathon or marathon. I am a specialist in youth coaching and my coaching philosophy is to not only help each athlete achieve their best with their athletic talent but to guide each athlete in developing character and transforming their lives beyond the track. As an athlete I have competed at high levels across all the running disciplines, track, road, cross country and trail running as well as internationally in triathlon. I have a personal best of 2 hours 45 min for the marathon and have twice been part of the winning ladies team in the AfricanX trail race. Qualifications IAAF Athletics Lecturer Level 3 Distance Running Coach SAQ Fundamental Movement Certificate Personal Running Performances
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2 Responses to Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 12/12 – You’ve Got This

  1. Cindy says:

    What a great journey it has been ! I am so glad I found your weekly posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it really is appreciated 🙂


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