To carry on our race recovery theme, the other day I was live on Facbook (see below) sharing tips for bringing your body back from the hell you’ve just thrust it into by racing a half or full marathon. I mentioned the golden rule that for every mile raced you need a day of rest[…]
A short workout targeting some of the essential muscle groups for developing a smooth and stable running style. Sweat rating: 2/5 No gear required.
Last weekend Christine Adamson not only won her age group in the Waiheke Island 10k, but also was the first female overall and broke the course record. Pretty impressive for a 60-year-old! She’s also just finished a campaign at the World Masters Games where she claimed four gold medals from four events. She holds Auckland[…]
It’s time to recover those muscles after all the racing and training we’ve done with a gentle stretch session with Hayden Shearman. 10 minutes. Zero sweat. Loads of recovery.
The World Masters Games took over Auckland for 10 days and we caught up with competitors and medalists. Some fantastic and inspiring stories, including an interview with the all-conquering Sally Gibbs. Hamish and Hayden also go through the running news from around New Zealand and from Kiwis around the world including the London Marathon, the[…]
Calves, ankles, quads and glutes are the focus for this week’s STRONG workout. Expect a mild sweat. No gear required.
By Hayden Shearman // I don’t want to freak you out, but despite perfect training and ideal preparation, many a marathon has gone awry from forgetting something on race day. So here are the key things to remember and biggest pitfalls to avoid on marathon day. AVOIDING CLOTHING MALFUNCTIONS I’ve heard a story of a man[…]
By Hayden Shearman // Pacing your race well, with even splits, is undoubtable the number one thing you can do on race day to maximise your performance and enjoyment of the race. Whether you’re pacing yourself in your own race or you’re a pacer guiding others to their goals, the same techniques apply. So here are[…]
How do you deal with pre-race anxiety? Hayden and Hamish share their tips for channeling that pre-race stress into positive energy. We also catch up on all the news from around New Zealand including the Old Ghost Ultra and Joseph Millar’s stellar 100m and 200m PBs. Athletics NZ Weekly Update: http://athletics.org.nz/News/athletics-nz-weekly-roundup-13-march-2017 Old Ghost Ultra[…]
By Hayden Shearman // If you’re running the Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon for the first time, you’ve probably heard one of two stories about the course: “It is flat and you will run a PB without a problem” (the people who say this spend most of their time trail running and consider Wellington an “undulating”[…]