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Blue Lake Fun Run Training

Oct 28, 2015   //   by phil.ackland   //   Articles, Blog, Events, Goal Setting, Motivation, Running Articles  //  No Comments

Here’s my Super-Simple training plan for the event.


3 Simple sessions each week:

1 – Hill Repeats:
Using a hill that resembles Bay Road, run a 500m section, jog/walk down. Repeat for 15-20mins

2- Steady Run:
Using a flat road, run a moderate, steady pace for 30-40mins.

3- Pace/Hills – Mount Gambier parkrun course
The parkrun course is a marked 5km around the Blue Lake so it makes complete sense to make use of this as a training tool for this event. Find some pace over the 5km course and use as a time-trial each week.
Ideally, you’ll jump in on the Saturday morning event and use the social atmosphere for a little extra competitive edge. If you can’t make it at that time, just follow the markers at any other time that works for you during the week.

 

Using these three easy to follow sessions spread across each week, you’re much more likely to have a more enjoyable and successful event day.
Allow rest days between each session and be sure to warm up and cool down prior to each of them. Also be sure to check with your doctor prior to commencing anything more vigorous than your usual lifestyle.

So that’s it. Nice and simple.
Of course a plan can be much more specific for the event or your individual situation and will then give you more specific results.

If you’re after something more focussed and tailored for you, give me a call and we’ll get you under way.

 

Find out more by visiting the running page of our website here:

reflexionfitness.com.au/running

 

Happy running!

Workout Of The Week

Jul 1, 2013   //   by phil.ackland   //   Blog, Fitness, Motivation, Workouts  //  No Comments

These workouts are designed to be performed with minimal or no equipment for those times when you don’t have access to the equipment at a gym.

This workout involves working supersets of paired exercises. Aim  to move from 1st to 2nd exercise in each set with little to no break and then rest before repeating.

Set A: 3-4 times / Set B: 3-4 times / Set C: 3-4 times

Choose a number of reps for each between 10-20  to suit your fitness level.

Make sure you include a warmup, cool down and stretches.

 

 

*If you are new to exercising or have existing injuries, be sure to check in with your doctor before commencing any fitness program.

 

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Workout Of The Week

Jun 24, 2013   //   by phil.ackland   //   Blog, Fitness, Workouts  //  No Comments

 

These workouts are designed to be performed with minimal or no equipment for those times when you don’t have access to the equipment at a gym.

For this session, grab a skipping rope that your kids have left lying around. If you don’t have one, you can find these in many shops for very little cost. As an alternative, perform the skipping without the rope.

Spend about 5 minutes warming up with light exercises or an easy couple of rounds of this circuit. Leave out the skipping and perform about half of each of the exercises listed.

Aim to take minimal breaks between each exercise once you have started. After the plank, take a suitable break for your fitness level, around 1-2 minutes and then repeat from the top.

Aim for 3-6 rounds, again, depending on your own fitness level.

Remember: Technique is always more important than time.

*If you are new to exercising or have existing injuries, be sure to check in with your doctor before commencing any fitness program.

Workout Of The Day : Tuesday

Nov 19, 2012   //   by Reflexion   //   Blog, Fitness, Motivation, Motivation, Workouts  //  No Comments

Equipment Required : None (have a clock, watch or phone handy for timing)

Spend 5min warming up. Maybe a quick and light run through of yesterday’s workout.

Each exercise will be done for 30 seconds each.

Take minimal to no break after each of the Star Jumps and move straight into the plank.

Options :
Plank/Side Plank can be done either on toes or knees.
Star jumps can be alternating steps to each side, with or without arms
Mountain climbers can be an alternating step in and out without the jump
* Choose the option that best suits your fitness level and physical ability.

Time can be altered up or down to suit your level.

How many rounds can you do?

*Choose options that make it challenging and safe, not just easier. 

*Check with your doctor if you are new to exercise or if you have any concerns.

 

*Mountain climbers : From the pictured start position, jump your feet up and quickly draw your back knee towards your chest. Repeat this action in a running style motion transferring your weight to your hands.

If you like this workout, why not share it and challenge your friends…..

Let us know how you go.