Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Saturday Session, Beach to Brother Training Program, some FAQ's

Saturday Sesson


When: Saturday 21st July

Where: Meet at the Rotunda, New Farm Park

Time: 6:30am - 8am (Noth later start)

What: Options. 6:30am go for a long warm up/long run, then New Farm Park Run which leaves from very near the meeting point.

Cost: free

Breaky at the Jan Power Markets afterwards.  Plenty of options.

Dan will be there at 6:30am to co-ordinate.  Please also not there will be no refreshments provided.  But, there are heaps of options in and around the markets.

Beach to Brother Update

With only 11 weeks to go to our next on tour assault, training is heating up.

Our new uniforms are on their way, they look awesome by the way, all accommodation has been finalised and paid for and I hope everyone has either entered the event or has a good idea of what they plan to be competing in.

I have designed a lead up training program for the next 11 weeks to assist everyone in preparing for the event.  You can access this from the link provided to you on the messenger group or just click link below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I9HTJ9Tm5Mf2LjLTB4SL0MGvDSHu78RV/view?usp=sharing

I have received a few FAQ's about the program.

1. The program doesn't seem long enough?
I have broken the program up into 3 blocks, Build, Adapt and Taper.  The build phase is only    available at the moment, stay tuned for the next 2 phases.

2. Beach to Brother is a multi terrain event, how will I manage my training referring to distance verses time on feet.
I would recommend  judging your training using distance.  I understand that a training run of similar distance in the trails will take longer, but to keep it simple focus on distance.  We will be including various types of terrain eg. trails and beach during the program which will accommodate the greater time taken to complete.

3.  There is only a Wednesday and a Saturday session included in the training program.  What about other sessions?
Due to our winter model only Wednesday and Saturday are official BRS training sessions.  I would recommend doing at least 1 other running session on your own giving you a total of 3 sessions per week.  Stay in touch on our messenger groups for details of other runs.

4. How far should I be running now to get prepared for the race.
Within the program I have included an approximate guide of expected distances you should be running during your long run.  Please note this is a guide, due to the differing distances in the race and the fact that we will be training on various terrains, distance can vary slightly.

5. How about practice races?
In the program I have included 2 official practice events.  The Brisbane Marathon Festival and Running CEO's.  There are however many events during the 11 weeks that would be great practice events.  Feel free to enter as many as you want.

If anyone has other questions, please let me know.

Happy Running

BRS Coaches.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Saturday Session & Stay tuned for upcoming training program

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 14th July

Time6:30am - 8:00am [NOTE later start]

Where: Meet at the steps near South Beach Social (Previously Southbank Surf Club), Southbank

What:  Too many options to list.  Here are some suggestions: 1.5hr long run, long run with parkrun on the end, just parkrun, etc etc.

Cost: Free

Renae will be there with the boys for a catch up.

Please note as per the new winter model, there will be no refreshments after the session.  There are, however many options for breakfast and a refreshing coffee after.

Training Program

Myself and the coaches are in the process of working up a lead up training program for Beach to Brother event in September.  There will be many alternative Saturday training sessions including trail runs, strength and conditioning and hopefully a beach run or two.

We are currently putting together a list of lead up events too, which we will incorporate home Parkruns into making it interesting.

Pleas stay tuned

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gold Coast Festival + BRS Winter Changes

Saturday Sessions (That is plural)

As Renae and myself will be overseas for the next 3 weekends, let's pre-schedule Saturday Sessions. 

When: Saturday 23rd June
            Saturday 30th June
            Saturday 7th July

Time6:30am - 8:00am [NOTE later start]

Where: Meet at the steps near South Beach Social (Previously Southbank Surf Club), Southbank

What:  Too many options to list.  Here are some suggestions: 1.5hr long run, long run with parkrun on the end, parkrun, etc etc.

Cost: Free

Please note as per the new winter model, there will be no refreshments after the session.  There are, however many options for breakfast and a refreshing coffee after.

Also please note, Saturday 30th June is Gold Coast Marathon weekend, so running partners may be limited.  Please utilise social media correspondence between yourselves to organise.

Gold Coast Marathon Festival

Next weekend Saturday and Sunday 30th and 1st will see a handful of BRSers competing in varying distances at the Gold Coast Marathon Festival.

The BRS Tent will be there as usual, however it will be getting set up early Saturday morning, so expect it to be down in Mitchell Park somewhere, north of Smith Street Motorway intersection.  This location may be further away from the start line, but will give everyone a great view of the runners as they head for home.

After 11 years of Running the GC Marathon festival, we are both guttered we won't be there running and supporting.  

Good luck to everyone sporting the Blue and White of BRS.  And I hope you have a fabulous after party. 

Winter Running Model

As announced at our dinner last week, we are trialing a new training model for the winter months.

Starting week 25th June there will be training on Wednesday evenings and Saturday Mornings only.

Wednesday evenings will be a usual start of 6pm - 7pm, meeting in same spot and The Ship Inn, Southbank.  These sessions will be an "All In" session, meaning we want everyone there as a show of force, community, and for you to share the run with as many BRSers as possible!  Those who turn up in a BRS uniform will only have to pay $5 for training as an incentive instead of $6. New to the squad? Don't have a BRS Uniform yet? shoot us an email to get a uniform happening for you info@brisbanerunsquad.com.au .

Saturday Mornings will be starting from 6:30 am, giving the sun (and ourselves) a little extra time to get out of bed.  We will be using Southbank as a meeting point twice a month, some trail running once a month and a local Parkruns once a month. 

At the end of winter we will re-evaluate and get feedback from our members.


Beach to Brother Assault

Upon Renae and my return from overseas (yes I dropped it again), keep your eye out for  a lead up program preparing you for the Beach to Brother running festival at the end of September.  The trail runs will be aimed at the training.  I have my eye on some fun looking events we can use as lead up events.

Lots to look forward to, none more than my trip (Boom, again)

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Saturday Session & Monday night dinner reminder

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 16th June

Where: Meet Southbank Social Stairs

Time: 6:30am  ( NOTE THE LATER TIME!!!)  - 8am

Cost: free

Dan will be there to co-ordinate.  Please not there will not be any refreshments afterwards.  Refresh with COFFEE.
Plenty of options.
And, of course, breakfast afterwards.

Monday Night Dinner Reminder

When: Monday 18th June
Where: The Ship Inn, Southbank
Time: 7pm, after training
What: 
Let's get together for some food and drinks to celebrate everything BRS. There have been many a birthday to catch up on, many an achievement gained and much more.

Joining us at dinner will be Darren Henry, CEO of Planwell - Workplace design Specialists, www.plan-well.com.au. You may remember Darren from our on tour trips organised by Fit For Travel. 

Darren will have a talk to us about a new event called Running CEO's www.runningceos.com.au. Darren is forming a team to raise money for Beyond DV, www.beyonddv.org.au, a charity supporting survivors of domestic violence.

So come along and have a catch up, and get on board with a great event raising money for a great charity.

Happy Running

BRS Coaches

PLEASE RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT SO I KNOW HOW MANY TO BOOK FOR

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Saturday Session & Reminder to enter Beach to Brother

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 9th June

Where: Meet in Captain Burke Park

Time: 6:30am - 8am

What: Long Run, Short Run, Long Walk, Short Walk, need i go on?  The choice is yours, plenty of routes leaving from this location.
Renae and I are going to be on the Kangaroo Point Cliff stairs again if anyone wants to join the fun.

Cost: $2

Breaky at Story Bridge Hotel.  We haven't been back there for a while, and I remember the breakfast being really good there.

Reminder to Enter

Entries are now open for our next BRS on Tour Event, The Beach to Brother Running Festival.

Go to www.beachtobrother.com.au and select Registration under Entry menu.  From there you can select the distance you want to compete in and select if you want to be part of a team.  Selecting 'create a team' only applies if you are going to compete in the marathon relay, otherwise select 'I'm a participant'.  Fill in your details, choose your event again.  

We have a discount code, put this in the promo code: b2bbr.  This will give you 10% discount.

Then pay.

Boom, your in!!!!!

I have been hearing stories of the finish mountain, Mt Brother.  I have knocked up a very rough elevation map of the course using highly technical computer skills probably way above a normal persons comprehension to give you an idea of the terrain.

Read it and weep.  It's going to be challenging.  But that is what it is all about right?
 Happy Running

BRS Coaches

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Saturday Session and Dinner

Saturday Sesson


When: Saturday 2nd June

Where: Meet at the Rotunda, New Farm Park

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What: Options. 6am go for a long warm up/long run, then New Farm Park Run which leaves from very near the meeting point.

Cost: free

Breaky at the Jan Power Markets afterwards.  Plenty of options.

Lone Wolf

Good luck to Matt Cooper this weekend as the only BRS participant in The Cut.

Dinner

Check out the Facebook event for all the details

When: Monday 18th June

Where:  The Ship Inn Southbank

Time: 7pm, after running session

What:  Dinner, catch up, birthdays and a new event

Remember to order  and pay for your dinner before the running session to give the chefs a heads up.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saturday Session & The Cut

Saturday Sesson


When: Saturday 26th May

Where: Meet in the UQ Athletics Track car park, Sir William McGregor Drive, St Lucia

Time: 6am - 7:30am

What: Options. 6am go for a long warm up/long run, then St Lucia Park Run which leaves from very near the meeting point.

Cost: free

Breaky at St Lucy's Cafe  at the Tennis courts afterwards. 

Dan will be there to direct traffic.


The CUT!! Saturday 2nd June Nerang

It's new and it sounds awesome!!

Coops is in and keen to build a team! 

So the gist is, you will run anything between 9km and 75km based on your speed, endurance, and ticker 

The circuit is a 1.5km at Nerang, Hope Street. 

You get to run the circuit at least 6 times = 9km.......THEN

After that, you keep doing laps and each lap you are deemed SAFE or CUT. 
Generally, it will be the last 2 people cut each lap. 

There are rests and breaks built in, around 10km, 30km 45km etc. Toilet and food stops!

Sounds like a great event....so who is in?? 

JOIN OUR TEAM!!!
There will be a prize for the winning team/club/group. The more people in your group, the better chance you'll have - the winning team will be the team with the most amount of laps completed between the entire group.

The Cut Ultra Marathon will be a full-day party. Think Bands, Beers, and Cheering!

It's going to be a long day of running for some, a long day of cheering for others, and a long day of fun for everyone. Fun you say? Or did we say? Either way, we're talking food, music, picnics, drinks, dancing, maybe even a short arvo siesta? Whether you plan on only running 10km, or you reckon you’re hitting the ultra and beyond, block out the full day for this one - and block out the day for your family and friends too, ‘cause this event is as much about the party as it is the run!


Put Brisbane Run Squad as your team name. 


Happy Running 

BRS Coaches