Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This week at Exponential Performance Coaching

Squad paddle

The Exponential Performance Squad kayak sessions will be held on Wednesday as usual. This session will start at 7.30am from the University Rowing club. This week’s session will be focused on technique and endurance development.

These sessions are $20 per session or sign up for 5 sessions for $80.

Squad run

The Exponential Performance Squad running sessions will run this Wednesday at 5.30pm. Last weeks session took the form of a casual endurance run on some of the off road trails around Dunedin. This week will be a more structured sessions focusing on developing rock running skills.

This session will start and finish from the Malvern Street entrance of the Woodhugh garden by the bridge over the Lieth. The Cost of these sessions are $15 per session or sign up for 4 sessions for $50.

Coast to Coast Training camp

There are a few spots still available on the 2nd C2C training camp. So if you are interested in attending let me know.

Grade two course

There is one spare spot on a grade two course on the 14th and 15th of November. These grade two courses are held in Wanaka by kayak guru Eric Billoud. The cost of these courses are $342 The course in run over two days with skills and training on the first 1 ½ days then assessment on the final ½ of day two.

Let me know if you are interested or know of someone who is interested in attending

EPC athletes at the races

EPC athletes had a good weekend at the Alpine Energy day night MTB race in Timaru on the weekend. Pam Thompson of Invercargill rode well to take 2nd place in the woman’s 6 hour less than a minute behind first place. Milan Brodina of Geraldine showed that he is in great shape 4 weeks out from his peak race taking 2nd place in the open men’s section of the 12 hour race. Hannah Thorne carried on her race winning way by stamping her dominance on the womans 12 hour field take the win by 4 laps.

Milan training in the St James area over Labour weekend

Nic McAre had a strong race in the Riverton to Zookeepers race on Saturday in Invercargill. Nic handled the tough windy conditions without any major dramas to take out 1st place in the Woman’s field.

A number of the Dunedin based EPC athletes are in the middle of end of year University exams. Best of luck to this guys and girls in their studies and exams over the next few weeks.

Exponential Performance Coaching tip of the week

All training weeks are not created equal and this is for a reason. Many endurance athletes do not balance their training load and recovery effectively and end up training moderately hard all of the time, therefore not making any great gains. LOAD weeks are designed to place your body into a state of physiological overload to stimulate adaptation, while your RECOVERY weeks are designed to allow your body to adapt (become fitter and stronger) to the training. If you train hard on your RECOVERY weeks your body will not be able to adapt and you will never get any better. Train hard on your LOAD weeks and take it easy on your RECOVERY weeks.

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