Functional Threshold Power

Tuesday Training Plan: Cycling FTP Power Boost Training Plan (Intermediate 16 week Plan)

As you work your way through this training programme you’ll build your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). With regular FTP tests every 4 weeks you’ll be able to measure and see your progress. Designed for Intermediate cyclists and triathletes who have at least 16 weeks prior to their event. This plan is to prepare you to COMPETE in YOUR event at a higher level than you previously have.

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Periodisation

Periodisation The Lydiard Way

Arthur Lydiard was the fore-father of periodisation in run training. He developed his own methodologies in the 1950’s and 60’s that lead to his athletes winning a range of Olympic medals from the 800m through to the marathon with Murray Halberg, Peter Snell, Barry Magee and John Davies. Arthur’s methodology is often misquoted or interpreted wrong. He was well known for long runs for ALL his athletes and this is what he is most often remembered for, but he was equally insistent on speed work. Let’s have a look at his methodology.

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Tri Swim Coach

Saturday Swim Session: Climb This!

Individual Medley (IM) workouts are ALWAYS tough. This workout builds up the distance of the Individual Medley (IM) reps to constantly challenging you before descending down the other side of the pyramid. This session is great for triathlete and open water swimmers.

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Ironman 70.3 Training

Friday Fartlek Run: Gale Bernhardt’s Half Ironman Run Intervals #5

Spending time training at appropriate intensities is important for developing your ability to ride at different paces or intensities in an event. For a half-Ironman event you will spend most of the event riding then running at Level III (about 90-94% Threshold Pace). This session is great for a taper week leading into an event. Even though this workout is designed for a half-Ironman athlete, runners especially those doing a marathon or longer can also benefit from it.

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Challenge Wanaka

Thursday Training Plan – 20 week Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman Training Plan

The Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman is a great event that is often voted the most scenic triathlon in the world. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate triathletes who are looking to complete at the Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

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Run Training NZ

Thursday Training Plan – 20 week The Goat Training Plan

The Goat is a great event that takes you to some spectacular places. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate trail runners who are looking to complete the Goat, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

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Watts On Zwift

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Zwift Academy 2021 VO2 Over Under Intervals

Spending time at or near your VO2 Max will enhance it, spending your down time at your Threshold intensity will also enhance that. I’ll warn you, this session is tough, but with good recovery within the workout between sets, it’s doable and you’ll reap the benefit. This session is great for triathletes, road cyclists and mountain bikers.

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10k Running Programme

8 Weeks to a Faster 10km RUNNING (INTERMEDIATE Start any Monday)

This 8 week programme will take you through challenging sessions that will build your fitness and speed in order to run 10km faster at the end of the programme.
Designed for an intermediate runner aiming to run their 10km in the range of 35 – 50min. The primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to RUN FASTER.

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Base Fitness

The Smaller the Base, The Smaller the Peak: How to Get the Most Out of Your Aerobic Base

Building fitness requires a combination of a number of different fitness elements. Depending on the nature of the event you are training will determine how much of each different element. But one thing remains the same, the bigger you build your base fitness the higher your peak can be. If you scrimp on the base training, your peak fitness will be compromised. Speed-work is essential for developing your peak fitness, but unless you are building it on a foundation of base training it’ll never be as high as your physical potential will allow.

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