How to Get More From 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 5 and 10km runners as well as sprint and Olympic distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from 1:30hr Progressive Run A that I wrote about last week.  I typically get my athletes to do that workout twice before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done it yet go back and check it out. Continue reading “How to Get More From Your Long Run”

Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Westport

Training Plan

The Spring Challenge is an all women adventure race. Entries have opened today for the 6 hour version, yesterday for the 9 hour version and tomorrow for the 3 hour version. These training plans will assist you and your team mates to prepare for this great adventure around Westport.

Designed for Beginner/Intermediate female Adventure Racers who are looking to participate in the Spring Challenge.  The primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to finish the Spring Challenge COMFORTABLY.
Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Westport”

Getting MORE Out of 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 5 and 10km runners as well as sprint and Olympic distance triathletes. Half marathon runners with performance goals will also benefit from including this workout in their programme. More importantly it builds on from 1:30hr Progressive Run A that I wrote about two weeks ago. I typically get my athletes to do that workout twice before advancing them to this one. If you haven’t done it yet go back and check it out. Continue reading “Getting MORE Out of Your Long Run”