Who better to get advice from than former Olympian and running legend Craig Mottram!
About Your Coach:
Craig is a four-time Olympian, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medalist and holds many, local, state national and international records. His presence on the international athletics scene altered the culture of modern long distance running, as he beat the odds with success against the dominant African nations, paving the way for others to do the same. In 2012, he shifted his attention to coaching, more specifically assisting athletes through the provision of tailored coaching, training and wellbeing plans that aim to educate, empower and encourage all to be well and be elite. Through his experiences he has learned many valuable lessons, none more so than his main principle at Elitewellbeing, ‘Train your body, Train your mind’, which underpins everything he does in his efforts to see you achieve.
About Your Plan - What are you buying?
You are purchasing an interactive online training plan, custom designed for the Runaway Noosa course.
Your plan is created by me (Craig Mottram) and is delivered through the online app, Training Peaks. This platform allows for the training plan to be delivered, tracked and checked via your smart phone, watch or tracking device, allowing me (your coach) the ability to track your progress every step along the way. You can choose to engage as much or as little as you like with the online monitoring of your training.
Upon purchasing your plan, you will be contacted by me via email outlining the simple steps involved in setting up your own private and free Training Peaks account. Once your account is set up your training plan will be uploaded into your calendar within 48hrs.
There are 4 training plans available for the marathon, half marathon and 10km:
6-Week Beginner/Intermediate Plan ($22)
6-week Advanced Plan ($22)
12-week Beginner/Intermediate Plan ($33)
12-week Advanced Plan ($33)
For more information on the training plans, click here.
Training plans are available to purchase online when you register for Runaway Noosa, or later via your Active account.
Q: How do I receive my training plan?
A: Your plan is delivered via the online training app, Training Peaks. You will be notified via email by Craig Mottram and provided instructions on how to set up your free Training Peaks account. Once you have set up your Training Peaks account your training plan will be uploaded into the calendar section of Training Peaks within 48hrs.
Q: When setting up Training Peaks it asks me to ‘Log In’ to Training Peaks account or ‘Sign Up’ new account, what should I do?
A: If you have an existing Training Peaks account you can link this by selecting ‘log in’ and adding coach Craig Mottram to your existing account. If you do not have an existing Training Peaks account, you simply click ‘sign up ’ and follow the set-up instructions.
Q: How do I sync my smart device to Training Peaks?
A: Syncing your device is easiest done when first setting up your Training Peaks account. You will be prompted during set up to ‘Link a Device’ to your account. Click ‘yes’ and follow the set-up instructions displayed.
Q: How do I view my plan in my Training Peaks Account?
A: Your training will be made available in the Calendar window within 48hrs of setting up your Training Peaks account. The Calendar window is found on the top toolbar of your Training Peaks account.
Q: During the account set up phase I have been set up on a Premium Training Peaks account. Will this cost me more money?
A: No, you will automatically be put on a Premium account for a trial period and then revert back to a Basic account automatically when this period ends. You do not need to do anything, and you will not be charged. Your plan purchase includes your Training Peaks account for the duration of your Training Plan coached by Craig Mottram.
Q: Can I change my training around to suit my weekly schedule?
A: It is strongly recommended that the training structure remain as presented to provide the best adaptation and minimise risk of soreness.
Q: What happens if I miss a day of training?
A: If you miss a day of training for any reason you can simply pick things up again on the day you return to training. Do not try to redo the training you missed.
Q: If I am feeling really great, should I do more than what is on my training plan?
A: No, the plan is structured across a set period of time to best prepare you for Runaway Noosa. Things, like rest days, overall volume and intensity have all been factored into the plan. For best results, stick to the plan as it is written.
Q: If I have questions about the plan or anything to do with the training how do I get in contact?
A: You can receive helpful support by emailing email@example.com and we will do our best to answer your question.
Q: I am having difficulty setting up my Training Peaks account. Who should I contact?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you up and going ASAP.
Q: I have a question that hasn’t been answered here, what should I do?
A: You can email us directly at email@example.com