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Conquering The Bridge

23 May 2017
Conquering The Bridge

When it comes to tackling the Auckland Harbour Bridge, it's not as tough as you might think!

Learn to run hills and run them progressively. That means during at least one run a week find a hill, keep yourself at a steady state at the start of the hill and build to a peak by the time you reach the top.

You should still be able to say your first and last name out loud at the top of the hill and your heart rate should be just below your Anaerobic Threshold (approx. 220 minus your age).

Whatever you exert up the the bridge, you want to collect it again on the way down, so think about this helping you control yourself over the bridge. Think about it like emptying a glass of water 50-60% of the way and re filing it to the top on the way back down. Or think about running as hard up the bridge as I can recover over the other side.

For more expert advice, chat to the team at GetRunning.