With the introduction of The Pioneer multiday MTB race in New Zealand I have had so many questions about the best way to train for such an event.
Training for a long multiday race is a hard ask, especially when you have a full time job and a busy family life.
Check out the videos below to find out how you can maximise your training time.
Video 1: Body Maintenance
Video 2: Aerobic Engine
Video 3: Strength Endurance
Video 4: Anaerobic Threshold
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I first met Matty in January 2013, at one of his Speights Coast to Coast training camps. I was blown away by Matty’s extensive knowledge of the race, multisport, nutrition & how one could better themselves as an endurance athlete. That camp became my crash course in learning about the Coast to Coast – not long prior to which I thought it was like some sort of triathlon based out of Queenstown – and was a key contributor to my Two Day record breaking success.
In May 2013 I jumped on board the Exponential Performance Coaching train & never looked back. I came to Matty with two goals. One being to win the Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day, the other being to get on New Zealand’s best adventure racing team.
I knew to achieve these goals I was going to have to commit 1 million percent and what I liked about Matty is that he took my goals as seriously as I did – he gave me a comprehensive program that took into account my current abilities & weaknesses, a gym program to combat my forever niggly knees, and nutrition advice that I have since incorporated into my daily living.
As a coach Matty is next level. He understands that when someone commits to a goal or entering an event in advance, that they are committing themselves to a new style of life and to a certain vulnerability to the outcome of that goal or event. The journey to that goal or event outcome brings challenges both mental & physical, and it is one I believe Matty genuinely wants to share with you, providing you the tools you need to get it done.
Both of my goals were realized early in 2014, where I won the Longest Day & became a member of Team NZ Adventure, which I believe to be not only be one of New Zealand’s best staged adventure racing teams, but one of the Worlds best. I know none of this would have been possible without Matty’s support, of which I am very grateful.
I believe no matter what your goals are - to finish an event, to win an event, break a record or to just undertake a new healthy lifestyle - having a coach like Matty in your life will ensure you make the most of it.
Jess Simson, 2015 & 14 World Multisport Champion (Speights Coast to Coast Longest Day), Two Day Speights Coast to Coast Record holder, member of Team NZ Adventure & much much more.