ADVENTURE RACE TRAINING SCHEDULE
To help you and your team prepare for the Great Adventure Challenge, check out the below quick tips to help get you started with your training schedule.
- With any form of exercise, moderation is the key.
- Build up your distances gradually. For example, to train for running, start with a walk, then build up to running short distances, then longer distances.
- Develop a regular exercise plan in the months before the event, ideally including running, biking, kayaking, swimming, weights and circuit training.
- A couple of walks/runs a week, anywhere from 5km to 10km and a longer walk/run on the weekend, up to 15-20kms.
- Regular bike rides, anywhere from 10-20km in length. This can be a mix of road or mountain biking.
- Kayaking anywhere from 5-10km on a regular basis. If you do not have your own kayak, you could hire one to train with. Alternatively swimming or any surf sport will help with your upper body strength and kayaking.
- Cross training, circuit training, spin classes, weight training all contribute to your strength and fitness levels.
- Mix up your training, and vary it regularly.
- Try combining a run with a mountain bike ride. Run or bike to the gym to do a weight workout and then run or bike home!
- Train with the equipment you are going to use in the race.
- Eat the foods during training you plan to eat during the race.
- After any form of training always include a warm down and/or some stretching. Also recover with appropriate food and liquid.
The above list is only a guide, for specific training to suit your needs, please consult a professional trainer.