Training Guide - week 1

Nov 27, 2018

Thinking about setting a goal for 2019? MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS is 16 weeks away, and now is the time to start thinking about preparation.

Held on 9 March, organisers Richard Mills and Emma Buttle are introducing a number of new features, further improving on the outstanding event that took place this year.

• New Duathlon category

• New E-bike category

• Re-location of event village to Havelock North Village Green

• FREE Quick-dry T-shirts for anyone who enters before 30 Nov!

• Fully stocked Aid Station (snacks & treats) sponsored by New World Havelock North

• FREE Giant Beer for every Finisher over the age of 18

• One Peak Explorer – Mt Kahuranaki only – Limited spaces!

The spectacular 55 kms course can be completed either solo, or in a team of 3 people. You can mountain bike, run or walk the course.

Proceeds from the event are going to Te Mata Park Trust – back to the land we love! A local event, for our local community.

So, where do you start?

If you are reading this then you may be wondering how much training you need to do each week to be in shape for next year’s MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS.

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle we know it is tough to fit everything in. So what does a normal training week look like?

There are five key ingredients to training. These are: • Running/Riding/Walking • Mobility and flexibility work • Strength and core work • Mindset skills • Nutrition Over the coming weeks we will look at these in more detail. For runners, here is a snap shot of how your training would look. You can get started now!

2-3 x short runs per week. 30-60 minutes. These will include some speed and hill sessions.

1 x long run per week. For the solo 55kms you will start around 12-13km and progress to 36-38km before taper off. For a team (legs 2 and 3) this will start at 5-6km and progress to 17-18km before tapering off. Leg 1 can take a few kms of this, as it is a little shorter (but equally as hilly).

If you are just starting out it’s ok to include some walking or choose to walk it all.

This Training Guide will be published every fortnight leading up to MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS.

Thank you to Neil Wagstaff from Peak Fitness / Running Hot Coaching for providing the sound advice.

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