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Book Review: Matt Fitzgerald – 80/20 Running

Fitzgerald, Matt (2014) 80/20 Running – Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower New American Library I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard it was published. Matt Fitzgerald is an engaging author who researches his topics thoroughly….

The Goat Tongariro

It’s not for the faint hearted!  It’s tough. One of the toughest off-road runs in New Zealand and I love it! From Whakapapa ski field to Turoa ski field across the mountain.

Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Training Methodology Triathlon Training

Periodisation of a Season

There are a number of methods to periodise a training build up for an event. Some of the more prominent coaches and academics in this area include Tudor Bompa, Joe Friel & Jon Ackland. They have all written numerous books…

Soap Box

Response to Lance Armstrong indicating that he wants to become a Trail Runner

This is my opinion in response to this article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/12/news/lance-armstrong-wins-35k-trail-running-race-in-california_141905 Those that know me, know that I am ANTI-DOPING and ANTI-DOPERS. When Floyd Landis was announced as coming to NZ to ride in the Tour of Southland (TOS). I was like…

Client Stories

Oonagh and the Sunshine Coast Marathon

To endure 42.2km’s, on a flat warm Queensland course was the goal.  Executing effective training when you do Fly In/Fly Out work 2 weeks on/off, working 13 days in a row was not going to be easy.  Neither was training…

Client Stories

New Zealand’s Newest Marathon Course – Taupo, NZ

Listen to your Coach… Listen to your Body! These are words that I used to pay lip service to, but eventually they rang true.  I have written previous articles about completing an Ironman or completing a Half Marathon, etc with varying results….

Client Stories

Wellington Half Marathon

This time around this event would be part of a handful of confidence boosters in my build up to Challenge Wanaka 2016 (first ever iron-distance). I wanted to run this event in 2.30 hrs (even-though previously I’d done it faster),…

Client Stories

Christchurch Marathon and Half Marathon

Gerard is training hard as he prepares for the World 70.3 Triathlon Championships, this involves swimming 1900m then cycling 90km prior to finishing with a half marathon. As part of his goal setting for the world champs he set a…

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