Friday Fartlek Run: Using a 10km Time Trial to Enhance Your Fitness & Set Your Training Paces

Fartlek Training

A 10km Time Trial (TT) will provide you with a great training stimulus regardless of what distance you are training for (especially marathon distance or longer). You can also utilise the time you achieve to set training Pace Zones to enhance your training.
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Thursday Training Plan: Ring Of Fire 72km ULTRAMARATHON Training Plan (Advanced 12 week Plan – Start 15 Jan 2018

The Ring of Fire is an exciting new ultramarathon being held around Mt Ruapehu in April. This training plan will take experienced and fit trail runners and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably compete this first time event.

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Qwik View – Brett Grieve (Post Elite Cycling Nationals Road Race)

Elite Cycling National

QK: Well done on what you achieved at the Elite Cycling Nationals. Although you are officially recorded as a DNF for the road race you must be pretty proud of the how you rode the race.

Talk us through how the race unfolded for you.

BG: Yes I pretty much did what I planned to do – follow good wheels and essentially be a “non-threat” up the road so I could avoid some of the massive pelo attacks that would inevitably occur with such a strong and large field.  Kind of macro scale sandbagging approach!   Continue reading “Qwik View – Brett Grieve (Post Elite Cycling Nationals Road Race)”

How Tough Was the Elite Cycling National’s Road Race? An Analysis of Brett Grieve’s Power File

Elite Cycling Nationals

This was always going to be a race of attrition and just being in a position to finish was going to be a great result for a number of the competitors. With nearly 50% of the field being a DNF, it goes to show how tough this race is and with the pace on from the outset. Continue reading “How Tough Was the Elite Cycling National’s Road Race? An Analysis of Brett Grieve’s Power File”

Brett Grieve 40km TT at Elite Cycling Nationals

Elite Cycling Nationals

This weekend sees the New Zealand Elite Cycling Nationals held in Napier. In the men’s field there is a top level of competition that has never been seen before racing in New Zealand. We have six UCI World Tour professionals (the top tier of professional cycling), with three more riders from Pro Continental teams (the next tier of professional cycling) along with the winners from the last two years and the world U23 Mountain Bike champion. I bet that in a field like that and history showing a high level of DNFs, just finishing this event will be a massive kudos to any rider. Brett finished in 9th place in the 40km Time Trial yesterday and is in his final preparation for the Road Race tomorrow. Continue reading “Brett Grieve 40km TT at Elite Cycling Nationals”

What it Takes to Ride at the Elite Cycling Nationals

Brett Grieve

Today Brett Grieve rode in the 40km Time Trial at the Elite Cycling Championships for Cycling New Zealand. Although not coached by me, he is a friend and allows me access to his power files to publish in this forum for everyone’s benefit. By now you will have seen the news that Hamish Bond won the race, and Brett being an early starter spent a while sitting in the hot seat for the current leader until someone else finished with a faster time. Continue reading “What it Takes to Ride at the Elite Cycling Nationals”