Workout of the Week: 033 – Arthur Lydiard’s Out-and-Back

This week we get inspiration from one of the world’s great coaches, Arthur Lydiard. He became famous for his periodised training approach and the out-and-back was a common session he would do in the base conditioning phase, which was an athlete’s of-season—making this ideal for a lockdown workout. WHAT Arthur Lydiard’s Out-and-Back 15mins out 15mins[…]

Workout of the Week: 032 – Lydia O’Donnell’s 1K Reps

This week another of NZ’s top distance runners, Lydia O’Donnell guides us through one of her all-time favourite workouts: 8x1k at your 10k pace. WHAT 8x1k @ 10k Race Pace 90-120sec recoveries Start at half marathon pace for first rep. Feels: On a roll! This isn’t a smash-it-out-of-the-park 1K reps session. It’s designed to be[…]

Workout of the Week: 031 – Katherine Camp’s Fartlek Progression

Katherine Camp is one of the NZ’s leading middle distance runners and the reigning 800m National Champ. This week she guides us through a fartlek workout designed to build that speed endurance and also teach the body to run fast and controlled when tired. WHAT Fartlek Progression Equal time of work-to-recovery: 2x90secs 2x60secs 2x30secs 4x15secs[…]

Workout of the Week: 030 – The Tempo Sandwich w/ Nick Willis

  For the first time ever we have an Olympic medalist talking us through our weekly workout. Nick Willis brings one of his favourite reboot-style workouts that he actually used to great effect 10 days before he set the current New Zealand 1500m Record of 3:29 back in 2015. WHAT The Tempo Sandwich 4x45sec hill[…]

Workout of the Week: 026 – 2x20mins Marathon Pace + Strides

In the midst of global craziness, races being cancelled and social distancing, we are still crushing out Massive March workouts. And this is a goodie … WHAT 2x20mins @ marathon pace (5mins jog between) (OR 2x 15mins @ half marathon). With 2x30secs at the beginning, middle and end Terrain: Mixed, with some flat measurable paths[…]