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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 23, 2015 Over the next 8 days our focus will rarely drift from the challenge of the 90th Comrades Marathon. Over 70 cities in the World, led by Rome, that claim to be built on and protected by seven hills. Athens, Amman, Barcelona, Budapest, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Prague, Seattle, San Francisco, Tehran, and the architecturally magnificent European gem of Edinburgh are all on the list, and I would argue a case for the Comrades Marathon…
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May 20, 2015 The Comrades Marathon runners have been given the opportunity to boost their race preparation through ground breaking virtual reality technology called Oculus Rift. Brought to them by major sponsor Old Mutual, it enables them to experience five of the race’s infamous hills virtually, while getting personal advice from multiple marathon winner, Bruce Fordyce. The Oculus Rift is a Virtual Reality headset used for viewing 360 degree immersive videos that will bring this…
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May 20, 2015 Comrades is an unusual race in many ways – Not only is it a weird distance, but to make matters more confusing – the Kilometres boards count downwards telling you how many k’s to go --- It’s like jumping of an 87 storey building – 86 – OK so far, 85 – still OK – but we all know how sore its going to be at the end!!! Another quirk is…
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