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Training Programmes

The Old Mutual Virtual Coach has developed a series of training programmes designed to help you ‘do great things’ with your running goals. Follow the daily plans to help you train and prepare for your next race. Simply select your race and the time you hope to finish in and you’ll be presented with a day-by-day training programme.

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May 05, 2015 There are only 26 days until the 2015 comrades up run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg with close to 88km of running and walking in under 12 hours. That’s over two marathons – it’s a long way in anyone’s language. It is important to assess where you are in the training but for most people this is the final peak week of training and then three weeks of taper. If you have had…
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May 04, 2015 As South Africa gears up for the 90th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 31 May 2015, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has issued a very strong warning to so-called ‘ambush marketers’. The CMA has noticed the disturbing trend of ambush marketing tactics being used at the Comrades Marathon over the past few years. This marketing strategy has once again come to the fore as businesses gear up for the ‘Up-Run’. This opportunistic…
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May 04, 2015 With three training weeks to go this has to be to final peak week and the weekend offers the last real opportunity to test what you are going to eat on the run. Its important that this is not left until race day, and what you can eat, and need to eat, when you are out running for 8, 10 or 12 hours is of course considerably different to what is…
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May 03, 2015 The final month before Comrades and our anxiety builds.. have we done enough? Have we done too much? What about this injury or that cough and cold… from here on in expect every niggle, cough, snort and every dripping nose to go under severe scrutiny and create pessimism. In every case the solution and best advice has to be to deal with it swiftly, rationally and realistically. So you have twinge or an…
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