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Thursday Training Plan – Woodbourne Half Marathon Training Plan (BEGINNER 16 Week Plan – Start 30-APR-18)

The Woodbourne Half Marathon is a long standing event in Marlborough that takes the runner on a journey through vineyards, along sealed and gravel roads. With a small incline in the middle and a fast path home some qwik times can be achieved.

Designed for beginner runners who are looking to complete their first half marathon event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR event.

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 finishes and my success coaching hundreds of people to achieve their running goals.

Starting 16 weeks before the Woodbourne Half Marathon, this plan progresses through phases to build up your fitness. Each week contains three runs. You will build up to 2 hours running in a single 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 non-stop for 60 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 $133* 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$11.36 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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