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Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 30-20-10 Intervals B

Riding at your VO2 Max will help develop your ability to time trial and to ride long climbs. This session will help you develop that and is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Thursday Training Plan – 20 Week Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon Plans

With the Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon confirming their dates with the move to Level I, that leaves you 20 weeks of training (starting Monday 15th June to get ready.
As part of the package I’ve got got beginner and intermediate training plans available for both the half and full marathon. As part of the package you get access to my fortnightly coaching call and get a great training plan that I personally guarantee will help you achieve your goal. Whether that is to finish the event or to run it faster.

Thursday Training Plan: 28 Day Covid-19 Lock Down Challenge

With COVID-19 ensuring events get cancelled and we live in a new world where we are limited with what we can do. Here in New Zealand we are allowed to exercise in our local neighbourhood. I’ve set myself two goals over the coming weeks to improve my 5km time and also my FTP.

COVID-19 🦠 Training Options

With the lockdown and restrictions in place around the world due to COVID-19 or Corona Virus, swimming pools have been closed and restrictions on movement outside have come into place in most western countries. Further frustrations for endurance athletes have come with the cancelations of events all over the world. Training plans have been thrown into turmoil. As frustrating as it is that you can’t continue to train for the event that was your goal and we don’t know when the crisis will be over enough for events to recommence.

COVID-19: How to Swim Train When The Pools Are Closed

Currently here in New Zealand I’m reasonably isolated from the effects of COVID-19 with only 20 reported cases and my local pool is still open and operating. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for athletes all around the world I’m arranging Skype calls with my Northern Hemisphere triathletes and swimmers who I coach to put into place alternative plans for them. Here are my suggestions and recommendations for continuing to work on your swim fitness whilst your local pool is closed.

Thursday Training Plan: 4 Weeks to a FASTER 1,500m

The 4 Weeks to a FASTER 1,500m swim plan is one of my most popular swim plans. It has been designed for the triathlete targeting an Olympic distance triathlon but has very limited time to train. The original version involves two swims per week, and these swims are limited to 2km a session. If you have limited training time available, this is the training plan for you.

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