This session is designed to enhance your ability to deliver power on the hills and develop your VO2 max. Although this session was inspired by a specific session preparing for a tough triathlon, any cyclist competing in an event that includes hills will benefit, such as a marathon mountain biking event or a road cyclist.
You are what you eat. You can’t out train a bad diet. Food is fuel. Quotes I’ve heard before and always they didn’t apply to me. If I did an hour of training then surely I could reward myself with a glass of wine. Wrong. I found out this week that consuming alcohol stops your body from burning fat for up to 72 hours. Three whole days of wasting my time and energy just for that one or two (ok potentially three) glasses of wine. What the hell am I doing? Do I like to sabotage myself? Do I intentionally set out to fail? Gosh girl come on, get it together and achieve more in your life. Continue reading “Transforming Tash: You Are What You Eat”
It’s been a while since I’ve written like this and to be honest I’m not motivated to bare my soul, but I’ve been inspired by both Lisa & Tash whilst preparing their blogs to publish and need to open up myself. Continue reading “Coach Ray’s Sufferings: Ain’t Been Doing Much So Need To Shake My Tail Feather”
Only a week on from my last blog (I’m suppose to have it into Ray on Friday’s, whoops it’s Monday), but I am making progress!!
I’ve broken through the “I can’t run on the road” mental barrier this week. My ‘wifey’, and No.1 motivator said, “You just have to get out there [on the road]. You’ll find it’s a lot easier”. It was the first 20 minute run I had to do too. So off we set. She chatted away and kept me going. I answered when and where I could. Puff, puff, grunt, grunt. I didn’t break any land speed records. At times, I had to check my watch to make sure I was actually getting somewhere, as I literally felt like I was jogging or ‘wogging’ (walk/jogging) on the spot. But we slowly got to 5kms. What a relief that was. Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey: I’m on the road again… (you can sing it if you like)!!!”
I have known Leroy for a few years and had the pleasure of running with him on a number of occasions including in the 2015 Christchurch Marathon. As the owner of PT Central and organiser of the Revenant I took the opportunity to have a chat with him about all things training and also about the Revenant. Continue reading “Coach Ray Interviews PT Central’s & the Revenant’s Leroy de Beer”
These muffins are a great post-training snack or a lunch box filler.
Completing sets of reps over both 100m and 50m with short Rest Intervals will build your swimming fitness. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
Continue reading “Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By 50’s”
This is a hard VO2 Max workout that develops your ability to sustain your top end intensity and enhances your ability to run fast. This is a beneficial workout that all runners, as well as triathletes, will gain from.
Continue reading “Friday Fartlek Run – VO2 Max 14x 1:30min”
“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”
When you cross the finish line of the Taupo 70.3, you will have accomplished something very special. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Plans for Taupo 70.3”
This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at threshold for the 90km bike leg of a half Ironman event. Although this session is designed specifically for triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that is a similar distance or duration will benefit, especially if it involves a solo effort such as a marathon mountain biking event or a road cyclist who intends breaking away or potentially won’t stay with the bunch.