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Training ideas ??? What are you all up to...

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 14 May 2004, 7:24 AM  
Just reading on another forum about the training that some of the top NZ runners are doing at the moment. (Willis and Blincoe and a few others)

Just keen to see what people think is the best way to maintain orienteering fitness in the middle of a long season like this. I have come off a base from Easter and trying to maintain this till Queens Birthday.

Anyway I try to do the following each week.

Mon : Long Night Run 100-120 min + hills
Tue : (am) 30 min (pm) Steady State 60 min
Wed : 60 min casual
Thu : rest + indoor netball in the evening
Fri : (am) 30 min (pm) 5 x 1km (80 %)
Sat : easy 80-90 min
Sun : Strong hills 60 min or swim if tired.

what are other people up to? or what have they done in the past during the same kind of mid orienteering season. im keen to glean some ideas.


This message was edited by Andrew M on 14 May 2004, 8:26 AM

Show Profile  mark Posted: 14 May 2004, 8:15 AM  
I am doing the following each week:

Mon: rest day
Tue: 30 min casual
Wed: rest day
Thu: 30 min casual
Fri: rest day
Sat: rest day
Sun: rest day

I have been following this schedule for nearly one week.

Show Profile  Chris Forne Posted: 14 May 2004, 9:21 AM  
This week...

Sat/Sun: 120km run (~20hrs)
Mon: rest
Tue: rest
Wed: 50 min - collecting controls
Thurs: 60 min - O-training
Friday: short bike ride

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 14 May 2004, 12:21 PM  
This week...
Sat/Sun: Two hour ride, 1 hour paddle, 19 hour run.
Mon: 40min ride
Tues: 40min run
Wed: Rest
Thurs: 6 min hill reps

Show Profile  Natalie Posted: 14 May 2004, 3:12 PM  
General plan:

Sat/Sun: 1-2 hr run and 1-2 hr bike (interchangeable days)
Mon: Rest
Tues: 60 min intervals (or time trial every other week)
Wed: 60-90 min bike
Thurs: 60 mins casual
Fri: Rest/dancing

I try to have good quality specific sessions in the weekends, big missions to push myself most weekends in the month or so before a race.

However have had to cut back while I am rehabilitating from my ITB injury, just cut out the run sessions and bumped up the biking, but reintroduced running this week (concentrating on the new posture prescribed by my physio). Have worked up to 30 mins, and slowly increasing back to original.

I am guessing you were mainly asking the guys, but there's mine anyway

Show Profile  Natalie Posted: 14 May 2004, 3:14 PM  

This message was edited by Natalie on 17 May 2004, 9:38 AM

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 14 May 2004, 9:50 PM  
Sat/Sun 23hrs at 3000m altitude
Mon/Fri rest
I'm trying the "supercompensation" principle, see Endurance Sport NZ Iss 18 p 48

Show Profile  ericm Posted: 15 May 2004, 1:08 AM  
This week

sat 8 x 2min beach intervals + w/u, w/d and 40m easy and some swimming
sun 155min forest trails and beach
mon 60min touch footy
tue 65min hill run and 6 x 4min track intervals + w/u and w/d
wed 60min touch footy
thu 45min touch footy
fri 45min run

resting up the last few days as I fly to Asia this morning
Maybe I should try out for the warriors

Show Profile  addison Posted: 15 May 2004, 11:28 AM  
General Layout:

Mon: Rest
Tues: Rest
Wed: Rest
Thur: Rest
Fri: Rest / Recover from Thursdays night session
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest / Recover from Saturdays night session

At the moment Im building up, hoping to be able to start actual running training in about 6 weeks but it will be more like at least 6 weeks.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 16 May 2004, 8:51 AM  
I walk to and from work every day.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 16 May 2004, 3:34 PM  
yeah but how many fags do you have on the way?

Show Profile  runningbeast Posted: 17 May 2004, 7:17 AM  
I though Rob was straight and had a woman

Show Profile  mark Posted: 17 May 2004, 9:26 AM  
no, he is gay

Show Profile  dadude Posted: 16 July 2004, 1:14 PM  
hi all any of you o guys into kayaking and rock climbing as well? looking for a keen buddy with similar interests as me....not long in NZ from the US and keen on adventuring about...thanks a lot....




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