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Robyn’s Success At Queenstown Marathon

It seems my running destiny was determined the day I won a 3 month online training voucher with a bloke called Coach Ray, who helps train beginning and recreational athletes. I had always run for fun, but a long term iliotibial band problem had stopped me running much distance in the last 25 years. Luckily just before winning my Qwik Kiwi voucher, I had also found a fantastic physio who finally sorted out my knee issue. It seemed my running stars had aligned. When Ray asked me what my goals were, I told him that I would quite like to run the Queenstown marathon, and so the training began.

Friday Fartlek Run: Eliud Kipchoge’s Track Session before #INEOS159

Building consistency at race pace is an important skill for all runners regardless of race distance. This is a session Eliud Kipchoge did a couple of weeks ago in the build up to this weekends attempt at running a marathon under 2 hours. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

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.

Barb’s 2nd Place at the Arrowsmith High Country Marathon

My journey to running Arrowsmith Marathon started around four months ago after running as part of a team in the November 2017 Molesworth Relay.  I started wondering what challenge, if indeed any, I next wanted to set my sights on.  2017…

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

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…

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 13 Nov 16

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article.

Qwik View: Anne Audain

QK: I grew up during the 80’s, I don’t remember athletics being too main stream, but I have clear memories of you being a household name with the results you achieved on the US Road Running circuit and performances at the Olympics…

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Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 13 March 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.220triathlon.com/gear/tri-suits-what-to-look-for/10829.html#.Vt8bb_AdN5k.facebook What to look for when purchasing a Tri Suit. Team Qwik Kiwi gets quality NZ made…

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