Category: Training

Training Zones and New Running Plans

It’s already the end of January. I had been training for an 110km ultra marathon in Wilson’s Promontory call Run The Lighthouse. Unfortunately this race has been cancelled. Now I need a new goal and new plan. All good plans start with knowing where you are. So we begin...

Running A Lot: The Reality

I increased my running volume by a lot. 4 weeks of running a lot more.Before we hit the lessons learned, let’s begin with the numbers: 4 weeks Total 405km Average 101km per week Each week: 1. 112km 2. 109km 3. 64km 4. 120km Heart rate: zones… almost all mixed...

Increasing Running Volume By A Lot

I’m increasing running volume by a lot over 4 weeks. Over the last year my average run volume has been 64km per week. My consistency had been lacking. I’ve decided to raise that volume by a lot! Why? My number one reason is just like running a lot. Increasing...

Achilles Rehab: Running Strength Training

The steps I’ve taken in my Achilles rehab.. In particular insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Some guidelines which may help you with your achilles troubles. One of the problems with the Achilles tendon is as you get older it can get a lot weaker. Running alone will not provide the strengthening...

Marathon Base Training : Training during restrictions

I’m gonna take you through my current marathon base training. There’ll be a few tips on how you can apply it to your own program. What Is Marathon Base Training? Most people think it’s lots of slow training. Keeping down the intensity and pushing up the volume.  Lots of long slow distance...

4 Week Running Plan: How I Set Training

How do you plan the first four weeks of training after you’ve had a long break from running? This post will take you through my plan. 4 Week Running Plan To start out with I’m working in four week blocks. The reason for 4 week blocks it tends to...

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...