Get Fit to Ride the Old Ghost Road

Training Plan


The Old Ghost Road is an iconic Mountain Biking Trail in New Zealand. The 85km single-track adventure takes the rider through remote valleys, mountain tops and river gorges. It is a Grade 4 (advanced) mountain biking trail and has a variable natural surface. For most fit and competent riders, The Old Ghost Road will typically be ridden over 2-4 days. A south to north route (Lyell to Seddonville) is strongly suggested for best experiencing the track.

Although you don’t need to be super fit to complete the ride, the better your fitness is the easier and more enjoyable this trip will be for you. This programme is designed for Intermediate Mountain Bikers to enhance their fitness. Continue reading “Get Fit to Ride the Old Ghost Road”

Thursday Training Plan: 4 Weeks to a Faster 1500m With Only Two 2km Sessions per Week

Tri Swim Coach


As you follow the programme you will find yourself swimming  your 1,500m faster. Now whether that is a PB or not will depend on how fast you have swum in the past, but it will definitely be faster at the end of the 4 weeks than it is now.

With this programme people improve on average nearly 2 minutes, with some people improving by over 10%.

Designed for triathletes who have limited time to train but can squeeze two short 2km sessions in each week. The primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to swim 1,500m faster than you did at the start of the programme. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: 4 Weeks to a Faster 1500m With Only Two 2km Sessions per Week”