Coach Ray

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Month: January 2016

Jayshil Treks Annapurna and Cycles JOG to Paris

I met Ray while attempting Taupo Enduro event. I only completed 3 laps but throughout each lap Ray was encouraging me to push along while assisting as support crew for another rider. Since then Ray has assisted me with getting…

BOTIFEA

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 31 January 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Technology/Equipment Blogs http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/02/2015-buyers-guide/2015-triathlete-buyers-guide-run-watches_113168 A summary of a range of technology on the market currently Athlete Blogs http://www.procyclingstats.com/ Every pro…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 10

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…

The Tarawera 50km Off Road Race

I like big hairy audacious goals, the ones that scare you to bits.  The ones that in the back of your mind you are scared you may not achieve, but it keeps you going.  So I chose the Tarawera 50km.

Qwik-View

Qwik-View: Eric Speakman

Continuing the Qwik-View series of interviews, I’ve touched base with my cousin Eric Speakman for a few words after he ran a sub-4 minute mile last week at the Cook’s Classic Mile won by Nick Willis. Eric finished 3rd in…

Ultra Humps

UltraHumps Blog #4 – Beating the Injury Through Pain and Suffering

As reported in my most recent couple of Blogs, I picked up a niggling calf strain or slight tear, so this weeks training coupled with physio has been different than it normally is. Physio on Monday was fun with Nikki…

BOTIFEA

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 24 January 2016

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Technology/Equipment Blogs http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/01/garmin-vivosmarthr-review.html An in depth review of Garmin’s latest activity tracker. Athlete Blogs http://www.gwenjorgensen.com/blog/15-moments-in-2015 Gwen is most people’s…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 9

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…

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