March 2016 - Coach Ray

Coach Ray

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Month: March 2016

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Triathlon Time Trial Intervals

This session is a great way to develop your ability to ride hard for 40km, as in an Olympic distance triathlon or a cycle Time Trial (TT).  It is also good for road racing and handling surges in pace when responding to…

Transforming Tash – Things Don’t Always Go Well

If the journey to success was in a perfectly straight line it would be boring right? We all need those brick walls to help us realise just how badly we want something. Well after this week, I set out this…

Book Review

Coach Ray’s Top 10 Coaching Books

As part of my coaching I have a number of go to coaching books that assist me with planning and preparing training programmes for the athletes I work with. This is my Top 10 list of coaching books. 1. Fitzgerald,…

Ultra Humps

UltraHump Blog #13 – Unlucky for some

Blog 13 – ‘# 13 unlucky for some’ and I note with Ultraman Australia starting on Saturday 14 May 2016, the relaxing day, the day before is Friday the 13th. I am sure nothing untoward will happen! Further Inspiration  As…


Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 27 March 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 Super light inner tube for MtBs…….when will they be available for road? Training/Racing Blogs…

Getting started with Swimming: Week 4

Over the next few weeks I’ll post a series of workouts to assist you to improve your swimming. These sessions are targeted towards beginners who are just getting started with swimming, but can comfortably swim a few lengths without stopping.

Friday Fartlek Run: 12min + 4x 6min

This session is similar to this workout from October, but instead of being based on distance, it is based on time. This session can be done instead of the forth week in the 8 weeks to a faster 10km programme. This session…

Ironman Training Webinar

So You’ve Done An Ironman ….Now What?

I recently conducted a couple of online seminars (webinars) on the topic of: So You’ve Done An Ironman ….Now What? If you missed it you can watch it here. If you would like further advice feel free to contact Coach…


Qwik-View: Debs Lynch

Debs Lynch is a young up and coming triathlete. Over the last few years she has overcome a number of challenges to get to her current position in the NZ High Performance Triathlon Squad environment. You can follow her progress…

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