The Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race – Training Blog
With just two months until the Helly Hansen Adventure Race in Killarney, it is time to get serious. Let the man behind the event, Oliver Kirwan, give you a few pointers.
Where do I start?
It is only eight weeks until the Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race so how do I get from Olympic standard couch fit to adventure race fit? It is important to note that one-day adventure racing is more about the challenge, getting dirty and a bit of fun. With three routes to suit all levels of fitness there is something for everyone.
Now that you have a commitment, it is vital that you start slowly and build your stamina and strength at a steady pace. Always be aware that you want to finish the race with all body parts still intact and not spun out. So for first time racers, just remember to take small steps, ease yourself into it and enjoy the experience.
How do I get into shape for this year’s Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race ?
We have enlisted one of Irelands top adventure racers, Avril Copeland to put together a plan to get you through this year’s race. Avril has competed at the highest level in international multi-day adventure races, is also a qualified Physiotherapist and has a degree in exercise science.
The lads here on JOE spoke to Avril last month so to learn more about her, just click here.
Avril has put together a training plan for beginners and for Intermediate level competitors.
The plans are based around a 12 weeks programme. The training plans are available here. Who are doing the Killarney race. For all you need to know, regardless of your level, just click here.
And if you haven’t signed up yet, then do, you are running out of excuses. For all the info on the race check out www.killarneyadventurerace.ie and check back here in two weeks for my next blog.