Thursday, July 26, 2018

Saturday Session and Coop's Corner

Saturday Session

When: Saturday 28th July

Where: Meet at Underwood Park, Priestdale.

Time: 6am start or 6:30am start

What: 6am - Meet nick and Clare for a long run in the trails
           6:30am - Meet Matt C and Dan for a shorter run in the trails followed by Underwood parkrun.
           Choice is yours after Parkrun to continue with some more trails.

Cost: free

Followed by breakfast and coffee of course.  Location to be confirmed on the day.

Coop's Corner

Starting next week Matthew Cooper, BRS coach, running guru and all round top bloke, will be dropping bombs of running information.

Stay tuned for the first installment, be ready to have your mind blown!

Happy Running
BRS Coaches

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:

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