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Tuesday Training Plan: Faster 5km 12 Week Training Plan

Last week I had the privilege to arrive in Wellington just prior to the weekly Waterfront 5km series. I was on a school holiday road-trip with my 9 year old daughter and our ferry was due to arrive at the scheduled start time. With an athlete competing in the event and keen to catch up with other friends at the event, although I wasn’t in a position to have a bit of a run as well. We turned up in time to see some scorching times with three runners coming in under 16 minutes!!! My PB is 16:20 and that was from about 25 years ago!!!!

How Jamie Took Over 2 Minutes Off His 5km Time In Only 4 Weeks

Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.

I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.

Lisa’s Journey, Week 14’s focus has been the Four F’s…

#1 – FORTUNATE: Earlier in the week Ray kindly gave up his time to travel down and hold a seminar on ‘Training for a Triathlon’. Thank you so much Ray! I know you’re super busy, but it was very informative…

Thursday Training Plan: 4 Week Running Speed Boost

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” 4 weeks of training is all you need to do to smash your current 5km time significantly. This programme will guarantee your results and have you running faster.

Thursday Training Plan: Park Run Training Plan (BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE 16 week Plan – Start Anytime)

Park Runs are free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and they encourage people of every ability to…

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