Kiwi Running Show: 066 – NZXC Challenge

This month we cover all the action from the New Zealand Cross Country Challenge in Dunedin, talking to Hayden Wilde, Eva Goodisson, Sam Tanner and many of the other competitors. Plus we talk about fartlek training with Hayden and Stefan sharing their all-time favourite fartlek sessions. Be sure to check out Hayden’s other podcast Workout[…]

Workout of the Week: 051 – Ladder Session #3

Are you ready for some distance? This week’s ladder session eases up the pace a little but goes a longer as we deliberately hunt out some hills. Bring them on!  WHAT? Ladder Session (in mins): 2-4-6-8-6-4-2 @ lactate threshold (your 1-hour race effort) Recovery: 2min recovery jogs Terrain: Mixed, undulating terrain. Feels: Climb every mountain![…]

Workout of the Week: 050 – Ladder Session #2

  It’s more fartlek ladder goodness this week! And this time with a slant towards more endurance than speed. WHAT? Ladder Session (in mins): 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 @ 3k – 15k race effort Recovery: 1min easy recovery jogs Terrain: Mixed, undulating terrain. Feels: Feel the rhythm. There’s 25 minutes of work in this workout, and with only[…]

Workout of the Week: 049 – Fartlek Ladder #1

To celebrate a new month and a new season, we’re launching into a new training block of fartlek ladder sessions—perfect for building speed and endurance and having a whole heap of fun in the process! WHAT? Ladder Session (in mins): 1-2-3-4-4-3-2-1 @ 3k-10k race effort Recovery: 1min easy recovery jogs Terrain: Mixed, undulating terrain. Feels:[…]

How to Decipher the Unbelievable from the Unreal

By Hayden Shearman Last weekend, in Monaco, the men’s 5000m world record was broken by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda in running a mind-exploding 12:35! However, within hours, the inevitable rhetoric came out online that it could be doping or that it was the shoes. As fans of athletics, it can be tricky to decipher the[…]