The IN NAM ’17 Desert Challenge is fast approaching, and advance preparation is key to crossing the finish line in May. The aim of this section is to provide you with training hints, tips and advice, alongside some more general practical information as the departure date approaches.
As we have a cross section of graduates with varied abilities and experiences, we have kept the training plans generic. Feel free to tailor them to your needs and ability.
The running training plans are designed for beginners who are embarking on their first steps towards completing an event. You can tweak these plans to increase the distance and speed if you feel they are too easy. (Alternatively, please feel free to ask the training team for a bespoke training plan!)
For those more experienced graduates who have completed a number of events; we recommend following a “maintaining mode”. This is the period when you’re not actively training for a race.
Training two days per week is the bare minimum to prevent losses in fitness. If you are going through a busy period at work and are struggling to get out the door to train, then doing two runs or going to the gym will go a long way towards preventing detraining. You can repeat it as many times as you’d like until you’re ready to start a new event- specific training plan.
As we approach the event, and in response to incoming questions, we will provide you with more general information such as suggested kit list, daily routine details, and more general tips on what to expect. Check the “Practical Prep” tab for more!