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Tarawera Ultra Marathon

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.

Thursday Training Plan: Tarawera Ultra Training Plans

The Tarawera Ultra Marathon is an iconic trail run and the 20km & 50km distances are a great introduction into the event and world of trail running. Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies…

Tarawera Ultra 2016

I’ve said it before, that I love big hairy goals.  The ones that scare that pants off you.  The ones that you hope you can achieve but deep down you don’t know that you can.  For me this was the Tarawera Ultra…

Beginner Training Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Nutrition Triathlon Training

How to Fuel For a Half Marathon

This 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…

BOTIFEA

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 14 February 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.powertap.com/post/blog-14-coach-conversations-hunter-allen-advantages-of-powertap Hunter Allen is the guru of power training. Here he discusses PowerTap hubs. I’ve been riding…

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