Month two (February) of marathon training is done! In short, the last month has been exceptional, I’ve been able to increase my miles, better my workouts and mentally feel stronger and more confident.
So, how’s the training looking? Well, I’m still very much focusing on my aerobic endurance, and top-level aerobic capacity in the phase of my program. This has obviously meant the lengthening of my workouts, and focusing on hitting speed targets in my workouts.
Typically, without giving too much away, this is how my weeks have looked:
80 -90Min easy
Workout – either long tempo, or long reps
Workout either long tempo, or long reps
Approximately 130 – 145km per week with two workouts and two long runs.
In March, the game plan is simple. I have to slowly increase my KMs, to around 150-160km. This will result in the inclusion of doubles on my workout days i.e. Tuesdays and Saturdays. My Coach, Don Greig, has also recommended running 40km easy at some stage, and I’ll also race the Christchurch City 2 Surf later in the Month.
If I were to suggest a theme for February it would have been “Foundation.” February has set a great benchmark of solid miles, and good workouts. In fact, I’d suggest I’m in the strongest shape I’ve ever been, I’m just lacking the top end speed as of yet.
March’s theme will be “building”. It will really be the benchmark month of long miles and long tempos. Simply, what I decided to do over the next 4 weeks, will directly result in how I’ll be able to handle running 3:25s for 42Kms!!!
The guys at WK have done it again for Nike; with the creation of this compelling campaign; ‘KobeSystem’. There’re several videos now, all which depict Kobe as an elitist motivational speaker, with no idea how the real word works… Sound familiar with Motivational Speakers? Anyway, this campaign is epic. It involves stars like Kanye West, Serena Williams, Wang Leehom, Tony Robbins, and Jerry Rice … Big budget, big laughs and big entertainment. Also, and I haven’t fully decided how WK did this, but the’ve put ideas together, which are normally mutually exclusive. ie. humour vs. seriousness, informative vs light, quirky and different vs seen before. It’s an inspiringly creative and clever campaign, it will be interesting to see how the world reacts.
Sit back and enjoy the videos, however, remember this:
- This campaign is perfectly cast.
- The editing and production is world class.
- It’s relatable to EVERYONE, at almost every level.
- It would have taken months to prep.
Campaign 9.5/10 -> will bump it up to a 10, if the rest of the world loves it too.
First of all, you need to know, I’m a Nike fanatic. I joke with my mates that I sponsor Nike, as I own close to 20 pairs of Nike running shoes, and only wear Nike clothing running. I don’t know why it’s like this for me, but it just is. So, when Nike released the Nike+ Fuelband a few days ago, naturally I got all excited! What could this new and cool invention be Nike???
The Nike+ Fuel Band essentially is a pedometer, that counts all your movement (running, walking, everything) and converts it into a brand new metric – NIKE FUEL! Scam!!! Nike, get back to inventing cool products and leave this amateur sort of stuff to American car manufacturers.
Watch the videos below for a quick giggle:
1/10 – only because the ads are ok.
Simply the best 11min of your day… Guaranteed.
I have about 15 pairs of nikes… but this guy goes to the extreme. My personal favs are the Pre shoes near the end… Nike heritage right there.