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12 Weeks to the Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Women’s Triathlon

I’ve prepared a twelve week training programme to prepare you for the Jules Taylor Wines Women’s Marlborough Triathlon. Each Thursday I will post it here for you to follow along with. This programme starts Monday 5 September.Have you entered for the Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Triathlon? If not I strongly encourage you to do so NOW. Click here to register. Once you commit to doing the event you will also commit to your training with more focus. While you are at it, if you use Facebook, join my Marlborough Women’s Triathlon group. This is a great place to ask questions and meet up with other people training for the Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Women’s Triathlon.

Key Point for the Week

The success of any programme comes down to consistency. The first few weeks of the programme are all about creating consistent workout habits. Make sure you get out each day and enjoy the workouts.

Next weeks training

Monday –  5th September

Run/Walk (30min) – 5min Walking Warm Up; 10x 1min Run (or Jog), 1min Walk; 5min Walking Cool Down


Swim – two lengths, taking as much rest as you need to between lengths


Bike (30min) steady


Run/Walk (30min) – Same as Monday


Stretching Day (30min)


Swim – three lengths, taking as much rest as you need to between lengths


Bike (30min) steady


If you would like further advice feel free to contact Coach Ray.

Coach Ray is the Head Coach & Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant and is a prominent triathlon and marathon coach in New Zealand.

Coach Ray specialises in assisting beginner and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting goals. He can be contacted at and 021 348 729. Make sure you sign up to his monthly informative newsletter.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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