Riaan Pienaar
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5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Cossairt Jun 27, 2014. 5 Replies

I have been running for 8 weeks now after a two year break due to slight injury. I started running too fast back then and gave up.I have been running again now for 8 weeks through our winter (I live…Continue

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Riaan Pienaar replied to Robert Burpee's discussion B2R Trail V Road Shoe's
"Thanks Lori, much appreciated. I will place my order for the Trail shoes as soon as I figure out the sizing and will let everyone know how it went. Looking forward!"
Aug 13, 2014
Riaan Pienaar replied to Robert Burpee's discussion B2R Trail V Road Shoe's
"Hi Bill, What kind of mileage are you doing with the Trail shoes on the road? I will be doing about 70% road, 30% trail (mostly gravel roads) and I can't decide which shoe to get. Any advise?"
Aug 12, 2014
Riaan Pienaar replied to Robert Burpee's discussion B2R Order & Speed Zone Times
"Hi Robert, would be great to have them and  if ERic approves it, would save us a lot of hassles. Thanks for the trouble. "
Aug 11, 2014
Riaan Pienaar commented on Margot W's blog post Training for Madagascar Stage Race
"Good luck, it sounds great. I read a short piece by Ryan Sandes on the race. Have a great time and enjoy your Cool Impossible. Please let us know where we can follow the race."
Aug 11, 2014
Riaan Pienaar replied to Mikael Evander's discussion B2R sizing vs Merrell?
"Hi Mikael, I have Merrell Trail Gloves that fit very well. I am looking at buying the B2R Road Performance shoes, what size was your Merrells and how did it compare (sizing wise) to the B2R shoe? I suppose the Road and Trail B2R shoes will have the…"
Aug 11, 2014
Jacob Cossairt replied to Riaan Pienaar's discussion 5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA
"Galloway recommends shorter intervals.  For example, his recommended interval for an 8 min/mile half-marathon pace would be to run 4 minutes / walk 35 seconds. For what it's worth, Jeff Galloway ran a 4 hour 10 minute marathon…"
Jun 27, 2014
Riaan Pienaar replied to Riaan Pienaar's discussion 5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA
"Sounds good to me:)"
Jun 27, 2014
Riaan Pienaar replied to Riaan Pienaar's discussion 5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA
"Thanks Jacob, will have a look at it. I am able to run for 30 - 40 mins at a time. So I might run 15 min walk 1 min. "
Jun 27, 2014
Rich Warne replied to Riaan Pienaar's discussion 5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA
"would agree, run walk run, dont bother about speed, steady run and enjoy the race views and atmosphere"
Jun 26, 2014
Jacob Cossairt replied to Riaan Pienaar's discussion 5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA
"I think it's doable if you are willing to do some walking i.e. the Galloway Run Walk Run Method.  I  finished a half-marathon in January using that method, although it was a fairly slow time.  (I was using 30 second run/walk…"
Jun 26, 2014
Riaan Pienaar posted a discussion

5 Weeks to Prepare for Half Marathon in Kruger National Park - RSA

I have been running for 8 weeks now after a two year break due to slight injury. I started running too fast back then and gave up.I have been running again now for 8 weeks through our winter (I live in South Africa) after doing two weeks of Strength Training Program and have done two 7.4 km trail runs.  I run 5 kms for 30 mins at least 3 times a week.I have the opportunity to run the Kruger Park 21.km in South-Africa on 2 August. I wanted to take it easy with my distances, but this race is very…See More
Jun 26, 2014
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May 14, 2014
Eric Orton left a comment for Riaan Pienaar
"Welcome coach, nice to see more S. Africa here."
Apr 15, 2014
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Apr 14, 2014

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How many years have you been running?
1
What is your goal race for the year?
Half Marathon on 20 September 2014
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Trail series completed in 2011
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
The Otter 60km Trail Run in 2015

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