Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!

Anybody that is a user of Training Peaks will understand this – briefly red is a failed session, amber is partly completed and green is a fully achieved session. Well I’ve quite often dwelled on missed sessions and never really looked at the bigger picture!

For myself in the past I feel I have always looked backwards and never forward. This has been a big problem for me as once one session has been missed this generally spirals into two, three or more sessions resulting in a “non” training week and massive inconsistencys in my training. Therefore as mentioned in my previous post my training has never really progressed and my fitness has just stagnated and never really improved. Continue reading “Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!”

Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Intermediate 70.3/Half Ironman Training Plan

Half Ironman Training Plan

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”

70.3 Training PlanWhen you cross the finish line of the 70.3/Half Ironman, you will have accomplished something very special.

Designed for Intermediate triathletes who are looking to complete their 70.3/Half Ironman event faster than previously, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR event FASTER than before. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Intermediate 70.3/Half Ironman Training Plan”

UltraHumps: Taupo’s Ultramarathon Trial Run as Preparation for Ultraman

Ironman Training

Hello everyone and welcome to Blog # 15 as I continue my journey to the greatest challenge of my life, surpassing Ultraman Australia 2016 by adding to it.  3+2+1= Charity, where I am completing 3 Half Ironman events over 3 consecutive weekends in December 2016, 2 Ironman distance events over 2 weeks in February / March 2017, and 1 Ultraman event in May 2017.  A total of 1306 km’s of Swimming, Cycling and Running over the 6 events to raise funds for the ‘Children of the New Zealand Defence Force Fallen Heroes’ (plus god only knows how many km’s in training Qwik Kiwi’s Head Coach and Director Coach Ray Boardman will have me do). Continue reading “UltraHumps: Taupo’s Ultramarathon Trial Run as Preparation for Ultraman”

IronMaori: Where it’s good to be a loser

IronMaori triathlon competitor sheds 60kg

IronMaori Training
LOSING IT: IronMaori competitor Nicola Grace has lost 60kg since first entering the Hawke’s Bay event in 2010. She is confident she can better her time of last year today. (c) Fairfax NZ
 Nicola Grace didn’t own a bike or even a pair of bike shorts when she first entered IronMaori.

Three years later and 60kg lighter the Wellington woman wants to conquer the half Ironman in under seven hours.

She will be one of 2100 competitors taking part in a 2km swim, 90km bike and a 21.1km run in Napier this morning.

IronMaori was the brainchild of Heather Skipworth and Missy Mackey who wanted to encourage Maori to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading “IronMaori: Where it’s good to be a loser”

Tamati whānau going the distance for IronMāori

IronMaori Coaching

Five years on since IronMāori began, it has now grown to seven events on the national calendar including across the ditch.  It’s been life changing for many, who put in hours of training.

But for Trina Tamati training means travelling back to New Zealand from Sydney every week.

With IronMāori tickets selling out in less than 10 minutes, this sporty trio were some of the 2500 to get their hands on some.

Training is a juggling game for Trina, the events manager for the NRL, who travels back to New Zealand from Sydney every week, and when she can, she makes it down to train with her dad Mike and Uncle Kevin in Hawke’s Bay.

The brothers, now both in their 60s, have done every individual event since it began in 2009.  Kevin, a former Kiwi from the mid-1980s, takes that same grit from the game to the circuit.

Within this family affair comes a competitive edge, all aiming to cross the finish line – with the fastest time.

By Aroha Treacher

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