By Hayden Shearman // Despite its hills and infamous bridge, the Auckland Marathon (and half) are actually great courses for nailing a personal best time. But you do need to have […]
With just a week to go till race day I have good news and bad news for you.
First the bad news … don’t tell all the people sprinting up and down Oriental Parade but it’s kinda too late to start increasing the training. Anything too strenuous that you do between now and Sunday 22 February will likely just make your legs feel heavier on race day.
Now for the good news … you can pretty much take it easy for the remainder of your training block for Cigna Round the Bays. Yay!
Have you thought about running an ultra race? Sally Nash shares her first time experience of the famous Tarawera Ultra (85k) after having a very successful day at the office … complete with pizza, kumara wedges and jelly beans at the aid stations!
Don’t arrive on the start line realising that your GPS battery is dead, you had too much McD’s for breakie, you’ve forgotten your running shoes and only have your jandals, your new fluro Nike running shorts are already chaffing, and you have no idea how fast or slow to run … this is where a little practise comes in handy.
By Hayden Shearman // Sitting in the back of a St. John’s ambulance at the 35.5k mark is not how I envisaged finishing my fifth marathon. Five minutes earlier I […]
By Hayden Shearman // Wow it’s hard to believe that we’re inside two weeks to go till the great dance. The time when Aucklanders don their running shoes by the […]
By Hayden Shearman // As the Auckland Marathon draws ever closer, I’ll be sharing some (hopefully) helpful insights to help get you to the start line as prepared as possible […]
By Hayden Shearman // This time yesterday I had never run a trail race in my life. It was race five of the Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series, and although I’ve […]
By Hayden Shearman. On Sunday I raced the ITU Auckland standard distance triathlon (which doubled as the age group NZ champs). I have entered three sprint triathlons before: the first […]
New to running but don’t know what to eat, how much, and when? Worried that you’re going to be ravenously hungry or exhausted before you’ve even put your shoes on? […]