Training Guide 2020 Week 1

Training Guide – week 1

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off your bike and dig out those old running shoes!  Considering a goal for 2020?  MCL Construction TRIPLE PEAKS is 15 weeks away, and now is the time to start thinking about preparation.

Held on 7 March, next year’s event is set to be a corker!  Organisers Richard Mills and Emma Buttle are excited to be involved again for 2020…

* $7000 Total Prize Money!

* New 2 Peak Walk Option (37 kms)

* Quality Local T shirts and Goodie Bags

* A buzzing Event Village – and live music on the course

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

* One Peak Explorer – Chambers Farm / Te Mata Peak only – 18 kms

* Duathlon and E-bike options too

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 – we are aiming to buy 1000 native trees from this event!  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.

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 tapering 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 in HB Today.