Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Taupo

Training Plan

The Spring Challenge is an all women adventure race. These training plans will assist you and your team mates prepare for this great adventure around Taupo.

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.
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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.
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Coach Ray’s Sufferings: Falling Off the Wagon

This week went pretty well, until I went away for the weekend and had a few too many beers and also order dessert. I figured I was burning a lot of kiloJoules with all the exercise I was doing and it wouldn’t matter. But it all added up and it DID matter.  However before I got to that point I had some good results with another 1.6kg lost over 6 days.

I’ll show you all the details at the end of the post.

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Qwik Kiwi’s Annual Spring Challenge Training Camp in Hanmer Springs

Spring Challenge Training

Back By Popular Demand Is The Qwik Kiwi – Spring Challenge Training Camp in Hanmer Springs

If you and your team managed to get an entry for the Spring Challenge this year I’d like to invite you to join me and three other teams for a dedicated training weekend in Hanmer Springs four weeks out from the Spring Challenge.

As with previous years I will teach navigation and mountain biking skills on the Saturday and then on Sunday you will work with your team mates in a simulated event utilising the great outdoors around Hanmer and Mt Isobel. Continue reading “Qwik Kiwi’s Annual Spring Challenge Training Camp in Hanmer Springs”

Rotorua Half IronGIRL by Ness Gundry

Half Ironman Training

Through out the year I have entered in a variety of events ranging from mountain biking, trail runs, road riding, a woman’s adventure race and a women’s triathlon. These have all been a means to achieving my end of year goal to complete my first half ironman.

Because there was a such a diverse range of events I had entered in Ray set up a training programme that targeted the specific disciplines. Although I diligently chipped away at my training, I did however have countless concerns worrying if I was ever going to be ready for the Rotorua Half ironman. I couldn’t visualise completing a 2km run, 90km bike ride and a 21km trail run. I had no idea of the terrain. Sure the race profile outlines the maximum elevation. But that is an indication only. It means nothing unless you know the course.

Assimilating the event into your training rides/runs is quite a challenge too. Ray said to me trust the programme Ness. I know I’ve had these countless conversations with Ray before, and he has always been right. Continue reading “Rotorua Half IronGIRL by Ness Gundry”