The Christchurch Marathon is one of the fastest marathon’s in New Zealand. This training plan will take an intermediate runner and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably run faster than they previously have.
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”
The Rotorua Marathon is one of the most iconic marathons in New Zealand. This training plan will take an intermediate runner and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably run faster than they previously have on this course.
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.
With the Breca swim/run events gaining popularity, and with two great options in New Zealand (Wanaka and Bay of Islands) I’ve got a programme for athletes wanting to finish it for the first time. This programme starts on the 25 December 2017 (don’t worry it’s only an easy 30 min run on Christmas Day) and will take you right through to either Wanaka Breca on 18 March 2018 or the Bay of Island Breca on 15 April 2018.
With the 10km running races getting more and more popular, I’ve got a training plan for beginner runners wanting to complete a 10km running race. This training plan can start anytime and be reused whenever you want. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: 10k RUNNING Training Plan (BEGINNER 8 week Plan – Start Anytime Reusable)”
With the Buller Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon rapidly approaching, I’ve got a programme for intermediate runners wanting to improve on their Half Marathon time. This programme starts on the 4 December 2017 and will take you right through to the Buller Gorge Half Marathon on the 10 February 2018. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: Buller Gorge HALF MARATHON Training Plan (INTERMEDIATE 10 Week Plan)”
With Challenge Wanaka rapidly approaching, I’ve prepared a programme for athletes wanting to swim a PB. This programme starts on the 27 November 2017 and will take you right through to Challenge Wanaka on the 17 February 2018. This programme can also be used for Ironman NZ on the 3 March 2018 by starting it on 11 December 2017.
A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to spend the morning with Stephen ‘Oossh‘ Buckley, the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NZ Breakers Basketball team. He mentioned that he believes Performance equals Fitness minus Fatigue. You can be as fit as you want, but if you are fatigued you will never perform well. Now with Stephen’s players he can’t really quantify this equation but he can subjectively grade it. Continue reading “Performance = Fitness – Fatigue”
Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article. Continue reading “Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 15 Jan 17”