Workout of the Week: 008 – Mixed Intervals

The interval session is probably the most commonly run workout amongst runners and this workout is a nice meeting ground between the tempo runs we have been doing and a classic 1k reps session. A little VO2max, a little threshold, and a good dose of determination required to get you through the closing stages of[…]

Workout of the Week: 007 – Progression Run

My former coach used to call these workouts predator runs, because they have that approach of initially stalking your prey at a slower speed, then closing the gap with a faster pace and then unleashing for the final effort to take down your dinner! This week we’re doing just that (minus the dinner—I leave that[…]

Workout of the Week: 005 – 30-minute Tempo

Congratulations to everyone who ran the Auckland Marathon (and half and traverse)! It’s been so cool following your results on social media and seeing the reward of all that hard work in training come to fruition! This week we step things up towards epic proportions in our workout with a 30-minute tempo run, plus strides[…]

Workout of the Week: 004 – 25-Minute Tempo

Break out that GPS watch! It’s time to introduce the tempo run! We’ve crossed the midway point in this lactate threshold 6-week block training and so we’re switching from fartlek intervals to sustained tempo runs. And with this change, we’re leaving the trails for flight, ideally measured, paths (or you can do this in a[…]

Workout of the Week: 003 – Fartlek 3×8 minutes

We’re now into the finale of our three-week block of lactate threshold fartlek training. This time we’ve got a significant step up in duration of each of the intervals, but the good news is that we’ve only got three intervals … and longer recoveries! It’s a fartlek workout again, so hunt out your favourite undulating[…]

The Hills of the Auckland Marathon

By Hayden Shearman // One of the many frustrating things about running is the incredibly vague and contradicting uses of the terms “hilly”, “undulating”, “rolling”, and “flat”. Every runner has a different take on what these terms mean and even with a course elevation profile it’s difficult to make out the real magnitude of the hills on[…]

Workout of the Week: 002 – Fartlek 6x 3:30

After last week’s intro to threshold training, today we step things up by tweaking two dials: interval length and recovery duration. It’s a fartlek workout again, so hunt out your favourite undulating trails and get ready to get rollin’! And we are now on Strava, make sure you join our club here: strava.com/clubs/runtempofit And don’t[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 062 – Aaron Pulford & NZ Road Champs

Things are heating up with NZ Road Champs just finished, Road Relays about to start, Doha kicking off and a new marathon season upon us! This month we sit down with newly crowned national champ Aaron Pulford and 800-runner-photographer Michael Dawson. And we banter about the future of road champs and who to watch in[…]