How to Include Threshold Work Into Your Long Run

Fartlek Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?

This workout is really great for marathon runners and long distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme.

More importantly it builds on from Progressive Run A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H that I wrote about over the last few weeks.  I  progress my athletes through these workouts first before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done them yet go back and check them out.

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Get More Speed Through Including It In Your Long Run

Fartlek Workout

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?

This workout is really great for marathon runners and long distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from Progressive Run A, B, C & D that I wrote about over the last few weeks.  I typically get my athletes to do those workouts first before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done them yet go back and check it out. Continue reading “Get More Speed Through Including It In Your Long Run”

Getting More Out Of Your Long Runs

Fartlek Session

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?

This workout is really great for marathon runners and long distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from Progressive Run A, B and C that I wrote about over the last few weeks and I typically get my athletes to do those workouts first before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done them yet go back and check it out. Continue reading “Getting More Out Of Your Long Runs”

Getting the Most Out Of the Kitchen Sink – A Long Bike Ride For All Occasions

Long Cycle

The weekend is a opportunity to get a long ride completed.  This ride is a challenging one that I get a range of my athletes who are preparing for an event that involves a long cycle to do. Whether it is a long road race like the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge or the Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge; a long distance triathlon such as an Ironman or Ultraman (or even a half Ironman/70.3 on occasion as well); or an extreme cycle challenge like Tour Aoteroa. Continue reading “Getting the Most Out Of the Kitchen Sink – A Long Bike Ride For All Occasions”