Monday, September 14, 2009

Exponential Performance Coaching weekly update

This week at Exponential Performance Coaching

Exponential Performance Athletes at the races
Well done to all of those who competed in the Mountain 2 Mountain mulitpsport race in Wanaka this weekend.

Here are some of the preliminary results from EPC athletes.

Big ups to Emmah Ussher who completed the M2M which was her first ever multisport race in a strong effort and to Ingrid Vollweiler who stepped up at the last moment and took on the individual race instead of the team event.

Great performances where had by Hannah Thorne who won the Open woman section and Nic McAre and Pam Thompson who took 1st and 2nd in the individual Vet womans race respectively.

Bruce Ranga showed that he has been putting in the hard yards this winter by taking 20+minutes off his 2008 time to take 3rd in the individual vet mens section after a storming final mountain bike while Blake Luff kayaked as part of a team which won their section.

Mat Snowdon put in a solid effort and over came crippling cramps to finish his first crack at the M2M. While Charlotte Breeze gave her absolute all with a gusty effort that she rates HARDER than the Coast to Coast.

Finally Phil Te Tana Sladed some demons after putting himself out of the Peak 2 Peak race in a crash on the 2nd stage a month and a half earlier. Unable to ski, downhill MTB or run Phil entered the M2M as a team doing the stages that he could. A great effort on the river, road and up hill ride saw Phil finish strongly, next year he will crack it all.

In the Dunedin half marathon Bruce Ranga, Mat Snowdon and Blake Luff fronted following a big day at the office in Wanaka the day before to run them selves into the ground. They all ran every well and all went away from the race with the reassurance that the 2nd day of the Coast to Coast 2010 will be easier for them for there massive effort.

Unfortunately Rosie Taylor was forced out of the ½ marathon after a strong start due to a knee injury.

Squad sessions
There will be NO squad running or kayaking sessions this week.

Exponential Performance Coaching Blog page
See the latest updates at the new Exponential Performance Coaching blog page. There is a new EPC athlete profile section that will display a different EPC athletes profile each week. This week see the profile of young multisporter Hannah Yeats at

Coast to Coast training
Next week, details will be released on upcoming Coast to Coast squad training sessions and training camps that will be held over the summer. These will be aimed at providing specific coast to coast training and advice specifically in kayaking and mountain running to get you ready for February. Numbers are limited all of these sessions and camps so watch this space.......

EPC Coast 2 Coast mountain running clinic 2008

Upcoming races
Those who are keen to give adventure racing ago then these would be a good way to start. Check out the following link to find more info on the NEW P6 race at Naseby in October.
Exponential Performance Coaching Tip of the week
Following a big race, make sure you take some time out and rest up. Give yourself at least a week of NO training and then from here return to training as you feel up to it/ when your coach advises you for optimal benefits. For those that are about to enter their 20 week specific C2C training period it is important that over these next two weeks you rest up both physically and mentally so you go into this next training phase 100% ready to train.

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