Thursday Training Plan: 24 week BEGINNER Training Plan for the Kaikoura Whale Run

Training Plan

The Kaikoura Whale Run bills itself as ‘the FUN event at Kaikoura for everyone.‘ Having done both the half marathon and 10km (even winning that a few years ago) I can attest to the fact that it is a fun course and a well organised half marathon.

Designed for Beginner Runners who are looking to participate in the Kaikoura Whale Run, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to Finish the Kaikoura Whale Run COMFORTABLY.
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Thursday Training Plan: Auckland Women’s Half Marathon Training Plan (BEGINNER 16 Week Plan – Start 12 Mar 18)

Fartlek Session

The Auckland Women’s Half Marathon is New Zealand’s first all women half marathon. This training plan will take a beginner female runner and increase their fitness level to enable them to comfortably run complete the event.

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Thursday Training Plan: Saint Clair HALF MARATHON Training Plan (BEGINNER 20 Week Plan)

With the Saint Clair Half Marathon rapidly approaching, I’ve got a programme for athletes wanting to finish it for the first time.  This programme starts on the 25 December 2017 (don’t worry it’s only an easy 30 min jog on Christmas Day) and will take you right through to the Saint Clair Half Marathon on the 12 May 2018.

Half Marathon

 

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Thursday Training Plan: Buller Gorge HALF MARATHON Training Plan (INTERMEDIATE 10 Week Plan)

Half Marathon

With the Buller Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon rapidly approaching, I’ve got a programme for intermediate runners wanting to improve on their Half Marathon time.  This programme starts on the 4 December 2017 and will take you right through to the Buller Gorge Half Marathon on the 10 February 2018. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: Buller Gorge HALF MARATHON Training Plan (INTERMEDIATE 10 Week Plan)”

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 08 May 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here.

Technology/Equipment Blogs

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/05/hands-on-with-the-new-garmin-vivomove.html

Are these the most stylish sports watches in the market?

http://www.sportzhub.com/article/ironman-announces-changes-to-global-competition-rules-to-counter-technological-fraud.html

Ironman cracks down on people looking to use motors on their bike.

Training/Racing Blogs

http://www.sportzhub.com/article/godzone-16-seagate-story.html

From Team Seagate Sophie Hart talks us through GODZone Chapter 5,

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/6-key-workouts-to-prepare-for-your-ironman-70-3

Here are some key sessions that you can use as part of your training for a half Ironman/70.3.

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/blog/article/how-to-train-for-your-first-half-marathon

Some training and racing tips for your first half marathon. Keep an eye out for my book on training for your first half marathon due out in September.

Nutrition Blogs

http://www.eattoperform.com/2015/01/08/nutrition-myths-that-need-to-die/

This is possibly the best Nutrition article I’ve read ALL year.

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/grain-wheat-debate

Food for thought regardless of whether you are in one of the ‘camps’ or not.

http://www.niashanks.com/teacher-lost-weight-eating-mcdonalds/

I don’t recommend eating McDonalds for 180 days straight. But this guy did AND lost weight. There are some key life lessons in this one.

YouTube

One of the three Grand Tours has just started, here is Global Cycling Network’s preview of the the Giro d’Italia.

How to Fuel For a Half Marathon

Fuelling for a Half MarathonThis post started out as an email response to a question about fuelling for a half marathon:

Previous advice during a race is not to drink the sugary electrolyte drinks and stick with the water. This stops the energy system switching from fat burning to sugar burning and back. What are your thoughts. Both isotonic drinks and water are available at the drink stations.

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