Foot Traffic Coaching’s Rob Dallimore is taking us through everything you need to know as we draw closer to race day. This is by no means the hard and fast rules for approaching this race, but having done it plenty of times before, Rob has figured out how to get to race week with the best preparation and least amount of stress.
He will go into more detail on the months of October to January in future posts, but below are his suggestions for October.
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T minus 4 months
Time is ticking…We’re now 4 months out from the 2022 Mount Festival, so there are a couple more important things to be aware of
With still a decent amount of time to the Mount Festival event now is the time to really start knuckling down into your training. For the past few weeks you have been ticking along with some nice base fitness work, not getting too worn down, and looking at making the most of your recovery and down time. But now comes the time to start actually planning for how you are going to train for the event.
This shouldn’t mean you suddenly start doubling up your training hours, doing crazy long and hard workouts, or ripping into over race paced work….not at all. In fact the training volume probably won’t need to change much over the next few weeks, but what does change is your mental focus for the event coming up. Now when you go training the sessions are going to start becoming more specific to your race.