Category: Training

Chasing Moments

Less Running and More Other Stuff

Less Running and More Other Stuff: New Goals

Chasing new goals leads me to less running in my new training plan. There’s nothing like a forced lay off due to injury to have you re-evaluate your goals and training. A foot injury ended my training program for the Surf Coast Century this year. Over the last few weeks I’ve worked through the first…
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Injured Runner Priorities

Injured Runner Priorities: 5 Steps To Get Back To Running

What are the priorities for the injured runner? What is the best way back from injury? Most injured runners want to get back to full training immediately. We also often try to continue through injury. Often to our own detriment. Instead of hoping for the best and making the injury worse, let’s work through the…
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Long Run For 100km Trail Race

Long Run For 100km Trail Race: Training

How to approach the long run for 100km trail race. There’s an important concept we need to get our heads around. The speed we race a 100km race is relatively slow. Compared to your 5km or half marathon speed, 100km is run significantly slower. This needs to be remembered when we are setting up our long…
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Tempo Run For 100km Trail

Tempo Run For 100km Trail Race

Build your speed for a 100km running race. It might be easier than you thought. Including a tempo run for 100km training can give impressive results. Working on your base endurance will get you most of the way for a 100km race. But we want to get all the way there. What Is A Tempo…
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Base Training For 100km Trail Race

Base Training For 100km Trail Race

How do we get maximum benefit from base training for 100km? What is the Base of training? This is the most important phase of training. Here we complement the post Training For 100km Trail Race: 16 Week Overview by diving into the details of the 8 week base phase. What is Base Training? The point…
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Training For 100km Trail Race : 16 Weel Overview

Training For 100km Trail Race: 16 Week Overview

16 weeks training for a 100km trail race. How do we structure running to be race ready? What does it take to prepare for a 100km running race? This is a simple guiding structure to training. There are pros and cons to the different ways of training. The approach presented here works well. It takes…
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The body is inherently lazy. It is clever in finding ways to have you take the easy way out. When training towards big goals we need to get past this. Check your base point of training and redefine your easy.

Redefine Your Easy: Not Just Slow Running

The body is inherently lazy. It is clever in finding ways to have you take the easy way out. When training towards big goals we need to get past this. Check your base point of training and redefine your easy. Defining Easy Easy is a relevant concept. I’ve written about the power of easy runs before.…
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Best way to start a running program. Refresh the mind. Prepare the body.

Best Way To Start A Running Program

Welcome to a new year. New goals. New running program. Over the last couple of decades I’ve tried different approaches to kick starting my next training. In this post I share what I find to be my best way to start a running program. The approach isn’t about exact mileage, paces or mix of training…
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Struggling to train during the silly season? I find it harder. A mixture of increased demands on time, renovations, social stuff, kids not at school and all the miscellaneous extras Christmas brings makes it harder to fit it in running. Here's my plans for the Christmas training block. The Christmas training block takes me over 4 weeks from a week before Christmas through to the end of the second week of January. It is a time for friends, family, food, drink, mess, cleaning, packing, camping, holidays, food, drink, friends and family.

Christmas Training Block: Running In The Silly Season

Struggling to train during the silly season? I find it harder. A mixture of increased demands on time, renovations, social stuff, kids not at school and all the miscellaneous extras Christmas brings makes it harder to fit it in running. Here’s my plans for the Christmas training block.   The Christmas training block takes me…
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VO2 intervals are one of the best ways to distance running. If you want to get faster then max out your oxygen use.

VO2 Intervals

VO2 intervals are one of the best ways to improve distance running. If you want to get faster then max out your oxygen use. VO2 intervals are the most important fast session in my running plan. This is a run not to skip. As with all running there a multiple ways to reach the same…
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