100km Training Update

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The Goal

Run The North Face 100km Thailand in February 2020.

Training Update After an extended holiday it’s back to work!

And back to the set routine of training, something I must add to my next extended holiday.

The Training Plan

mpkm = minutes per kilometer

  • Rest days
    • Thursday and Tuesday
      • I include stretching on these days, mainly calves and hamstring.
      • And massaging the tight area’s with a massage ball and the deep tissue with the pure wave.
  • Cross Training, Kickboxing, weights etc.
    • Friday
      • I’m at the mercy of my trainer. Push ups, sit ups and of course hitting the pads is a normal session.
      • But sometimes my trainer will throw 200 push kicks and/or 200 to 400 knees both on the heavy bag.
      • Clinching and sparring when one of the fighter is in camp and needs multiple training partners.
  • Long Run, start 11 kms progress up to 80 kms and taper down to 42 kms 3 weeks before the race
    • Saturdays
  • Speed Work,
    • Sunday
      • 4 x 400m sprints, outside if possible
      • or minutes runs as below, minute runs are on the treadmill,
        • 1 minute fast pace 3.50 mpkm 1 minute rest
        • 2 minutes fast pace 3.50 mpkm 2 minute rest
        • 3 minutes fast pace 3.50 mpkm 3 minute rest
        • 2 minutes fast pace 3.25 mpkm 2 minute rest
        • 1 minute fast pace 3.00 mpkm 1 minute rest
  • Easy Training run, no longer than 16 kms, includes drills. I try to stay around the 5 minute to 5.30 mpkm pace.
    • Monday
      • Butt kicks 2 x 50m
      • Knee lifts 2 x 50m
      • Skipping 2 x 50m

How to achieve the goal

By following a set training schedule that has been used successfully by others.

Why run 100kms

Everyday training had become routine. I need a challenge!

Author: Shane

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