Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Year: 2015

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 5

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including…

Friday Fartlek: Progressive Run

This session is a great way to enhance your technique as well as speed and efficiency. Merry Christmas. I trust you have already got out the door to train prior to opening presents.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 3 sets of 10x 30secs

This session is a great way to develop your ability to sprint hard multiple times. This replicates riding in a cycle race and having to attack and/or counter attack multiple times. It’s also a great session if you are training…

Soap Box

Response to Lance Armstrong indicating that he wants to become a Trail Runner

This is my opinion in response to this article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/12/news/lance-armstrong-wins-35k-trail-running-race-in-california_141905 Those that know me, know that I am ANTI-DOPING and ANTI-DOPERS. When Floyd Landis was announced as coming to NZ to ride in the Tour of Southland (TOS). I was like…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 4

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including doing both these events…

Client Stories

Kepler Challenge – What an Adventure

Heather wrote an article a few weeks ago about her training in the great outdoors as she trained for the Kepler Challenge. This is her race report for the Kepler. I was expecting to do the event in about 10…

Wednesday Wind Trainer: 3 sets of 5x 1min

This session is a great way to develop your ability to sprint hard multiple times. This replicates riding in a cycle race and having to attack and/or counter attack multiple times. It’s also a great session if you are training…

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