It was nice to have Monday off work, for Queenie’s birthday, but unfortunately not off workout and I really could not be bothered! My workout was ever so slightly longer, and I’d already told myself, “it’s going to be much harder, and I probably won’t even be able to do it”.
Haha some people play mind games with others. I just play them with myself. I’d already talked myself out of it, but I got on the treadmill and did it anyway. Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey: Mind games, is it all in your head…?”
I recently got the opportunity to have a chat with Dutch triathlon coach Paul van Brink. Paul is an Ironman Certified Coach who coaches a wide range of athletes and also works as a Personal Trainer. Continue reading “Coach Ray Interviews Ironman Certified Coach Paul van Brink”
This meal is fresh and vibrant that has some tantalising flavours for your taste buds.
Continue reading “Chef Ray – Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Baked Cauliflower Salad”
Developing your swim technique will set the upper limit of where your fitness can take you. Completing sets of swimming drills will develop your technique and efficiency. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
Continue reading “Saturday Swim Session: Swim Drill Session to Develop Technique”
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 12x 1:30min”
“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”
When you cross the finish line at IronMaori, you will have accomplished something very special. Continue reading “Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week IronMaori Training Plan”
I’ve been writing weekly workouts and posting them on my website since July 2015!!!! Since then I’ve accumulated a fair few. As of last week I wrote my 170th Friday Fartlek Run. What are the most popular ones for people to download? Continue reading “What Are My Top 3 Running Workouts of All Time?”
This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at threshold for the 40km bike leg. Although this session is designed specifically for Olympic Distance Triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that will take about an hour of riding such as road cyclists and mountain bikers can benefit.
Continue reading “Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Olympic Distance Tri Threshold Session 2”
Accountability. One of the biggest reasons I pay ( a lot!) of money for a coach. Now want to know one of the reasons I don’t like having a coach? Accountability. Oh what an irony. I love to be held accountable when I am on a roll and life is good. How much do I hate it when I am lazy or busy at work or just can’t be bothered? This has been my week. Granted I have been really sick. I actually had to call into work sick three times in one week!! But could I have gone and done exercise? Potentially. Was I looking for every excuse under the sun not to? Possibly. Continue reading “Transforming Tash: Accountability”
Sooo, I just read our school newsletter, and there’s only 15 weeks, or at the time of checking the website, there’s a timer – 100 days – 4 hours – 8 minutes and 18 seconds until ‘The Kaikōura Whale Run’ www.kaikourawhalerun.co.nz – less now. I’m trying not to panic, but that’s not a whole lot of time to go from ‘nothing to 10kms’. I do ,however, have complete faith in that Ray knows what he’s doing (but then I really can’t argue the facts with him), because all this new ‘exercise’ terminology is like trying to decipher the Da Vinci Code. The graphs and data are very colourful and pretty, but I don’t understand what they all mean. Ray has said not to worry about ‘that stuff now’’, just run and walk at a pace that feels comfortable. And ‘stationary’ is not a pace!!! Haha Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey: Don’t panic… Ray’s got a plan!”