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Thursday Training Plan – 18 week Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Auckland full and half marathon is a great event held each year, this year on the 31st October. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete either the half or the full marathon, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

Thursday Training Plan – 24 week Queenstown Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Queentown full and half marathon is a great event held each year, this year on the 20th November. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event. This is one of the more scenic marathons around.

Thursday Training Plan – 24 week Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Auckland full and half marathon is a great event held each year, this year on the 31st October. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete either the half or the full marathon, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

Thursday Training Plan – 18 Week Kinloch Off Road Challenge

The Kinloch Off Road Challenge is a great event held each year in the middle of September. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special on the world class trails of Kinloch.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete either the long (21.1km) or super-long (42.2km) events (with options also available for the mid and short events), these plans will help you achieve your goals.

Thursday Training Plan – 12 week Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon are just over 12 weeks away. Join me and the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event.
The 12 week training plan’s for the Wellington Marathon & Half Marathon starts on 08-April-2019. The Training Plans have options for beginners and intermediate runners to either complete or to aim for a PB.

Thursday Training Plan – Big NZ Halves and Full Marathon’s

With New Year’s behind us, it’s time to knuckle down with your training if you are preparing for any of the Marathons or Half Marathons in the New Zealand Autumn.
Christchurch Marathon & Half Marathon is held on 11th April this year (during the school holidays), the Waterfront Half is also held on the same day in Mission Bay. On the 8th May is both the Rotorua Marathon & Half Marathon and the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. The following weekend is the Hawkes Bay Marathon & Half Marathon.
Here at Qwik Kiwi Coaching we’ve got training plans and programmes to help you achieve your goals at these events. Built into the membership portal of the Qwik Kiwi website are training plans for these events.

Book of the Month July – Advanced Marathoning

Book of the Month July – Advanced Marathoning
This is the first in depth book on Marathoning that I read. It has guided my training and coaching philosophy. I’ve employed the principles found within it with a large number of my clients and training plans I’ve prepared.

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.

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