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[…]

Workout of the Week: 025 – Oska Inkster-Baynes 4×10 Minutes

Now we’re in the middle of Massive March we have the perfect man for the job of helping us adapt to going longer and marathon pace: Oska Inkster-Baynes—the reigning NZ marathon champ! This is a workout he will do out on the hills behind Christchurch and is ideally done to heart-rate/feel rather than exact pace.[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 060 – Zane Robertson

Fresh off a new national marathon record, we catch up with the man of the moment in New Zealand running, Zane Robertson. Plus, we cover off other Gold Coast Marathon results, Wellington Marathon, NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs, Oceania Champs, plus the bucket loads of track races going on around the globe. So much[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: How to Taper Like a Pro

By Hayden Shearman // Training is all about striking the perfect combo of training stress (i.e. running lots) and recovery (i.e. running less). The taper is where that balance swings more towards the recovery side of things to get fresh and ready to roll for race day. Right now, you should be coming towards the end[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: The Hills of the Rotorua Marathon

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”[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: How You Should Feel When Training for a Marathon

By Hayden Shearman // How should you feel when training for a marathon? The short answer is this: tired. Training for a marathon is hard work. Your body will be experiencing a physical stress that is comparable in many ways to pregnancy or long term illness. You’ll have muscle pain, stiffness, cramping, blisters, raw skin[…]

Avoid this Common Running Mistake: The LSD Hang Over

In a well-designed training plan, a weekly long run should not leave you depleted for the following week of training. Yet many runners make the mistake of running so hard on the Sunday or Saturday long run that they can’t get any quality training done for the following six days and so they’re only scoring 1-out-of-7 on the training[…]