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Thursday Training Plan: 24 week BEGINNER Training Plan for the Kaikoura Whale Run

The Kaikoura Whale Run bills itself as ‘the FUN event at Kaikoura for everyone.‘ Having done both the half marathon and 10km (even winning that a few years ago) I can attest to the fact that it is a fun course and a well organised half marathon.

Designed for Beginner Runners who are looking to participate in the Kaikoura Whale Run, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to Finish the Kaikoura Whale Run COMFORTABLY.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of Half and Full Marathon distance events and my success coaching hundreds of runners.

Starting 24 weeks before the Kaikoura Whale Run (on 26 March 2018), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week includes 3 runs and a stretching session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to run comfortably for 45 minutes.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Purchase the programme today for only $177* through Training Peaks and have it loaded directly into your Training Peaks account. Don’t have a Training Peaks account? Sign up for the free Basic Account today (and get upgraded to premium for your first 7 days).

*Training Peaks works in US currency and this price equates to ~NZ$10.20 per week on the current exchange rate.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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