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Friday Fartlek Run: Zwift Academy Tri 2020 Threshold Builder

As with last weeks run which targeted multiple intensities, today’s run is an over-under style of session with intervals mixing up intensities very close to your threshold giving you a good boost of fitness. All runners (and triathletes) can benefit from this higher intensity of training, especially athletes with events from 10km out to a marathon.

Thursday Training Plan – 16 week Taupo Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Taupo full and half marathon is a great event held each year in the end of July. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete either the half or the full marathon, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

Book of the Month April 2021 – Power Meter Handbook

This handbook is a guide for everyone either using or looking to use a power meter. It is written with easy to follow concepts that are explained in detail without being overly technical.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Zwift Academy Tri 2020 VO2max Long Intervals

Research shows that intervals with a range of intensities develop greater training benefits. This session has intervals at Level V initially before settling at Level IV to generate these benefits. This session is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Chef Ray – Miso, Kale Salad & Salmon

This recipe comes from an article about how to double your fruit and vegetable intake to double the “five per day”. This recipe has plenty of greens to boost your daily intake.

Saturday Swim Session: GCN’s Sub-Hour Ironman Swim Session #1

Completing the Ironman Swim in under 60 minutes is a significant achievement. Today at Ironman NZ plenty of people will be trying to achieve this milestone. Consistent pacing and sustained effort is the key to achieving this goal. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Friday Fartlek Run: Kiwi Running Show’s Split Session

This is a great session that targets multiple energy systems with reps of a three minute duration followed by a higher intensity. All runners (and triathletes) can benefit from this higher intensity of training, especially athletes with events between 5 and 10km in distance.

Thursday Training Plan – 12 week Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon are just over 12 weeks away. Join me and the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event.
The 12 week training plan’s for the Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon starts on 08-April-2019. The Training Plans have options for beginners and intermediate runners to either complete or to aim for a PB.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Zwift Academy Tri 2020 FTP Development

FTP is a key determinant of your ability to maintain a high effort. The short rest of with in this workout doesn’t allow you much recovery and assists to develop your FTP. This session is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

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