Category Archives: training plan

The sub 3 hour marathon training plan

With the 2014 Gold Coast Marathon fast approaching (13 weeks away), it’s time I mapped out a marathon training plan. The goal is simple: a sub 3 hour marathon. In theory, this is achievable based on last November’s 5km time … Continue reading

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The 100km running week

I am edging tantalisingly close to cracking the sub-18 for 5km, with an 18:05 PB at Main Beach parkrun a few weeks back. Surely, it’s mine? Any week now! Unfortunately, the desire to hit this goal has started to have … Continue reading

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Building run speed, fast!

Only four weeks to the Gold Coast Half Marathon, and I’ve got some serious confidence issues. My PB is 1:28:10 set last year, and I want to go under that. Last year I was on track for 1:24ish (4min/km pace), … Continue reading

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Race withdrawal – Common-sense or fear?

Daily I struggle with a dilemma. Should I do the Tararua Mountain Race? Am I thinking about pulling out because I can’t get ready in time? Or am I scared? Fear (or the “fear of fear”) is a powerful motivator … Continue reading

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BASE 3 – What’s in Store?

I’ve just started the BASE 3 training block for Ironman New Zealand. BASE3 is a five week block that covers Week 8 through to Week 4; it delivers me three weeks out from the race. After this block it’s pretty … Continue reading

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How fit will the Beginner Ironman Training Plan get you?

I’m using Scott Herrick’s Beginner Ironman Training plan which you can grab from beginnertriathlete.com. I’ve entered all of the sessions into a spreadsheet (yes, that was painful!) and now I can see exactly what fitness his training plan will deliver. … Continue reading

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Must. Bike. More.

Here’s a look at the training hours required for the vanilla version of my 20 week Ironman training plan. The first week is 8 hours – that is pretty much as easy as it gets. It builds up to a … Continue reading

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