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

Why are you participating in the Jules Taylor Wine’s Marlborough Women’s Triathlon?

  • Gain health?
  • Lose weight?
  • Be a good role model for your children?
  • Workplace challenge?
  • Support friends doing the event?

There are a whole range of reasons why you could and would participate in the Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Women’s Triathlon. Feel free to share your reasons below in the comments section.

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 follow along with. This programme started Monday 5th September. The first week of the programme can be found here.

If you are yet to enter the Jules Taylor Wines Marlborough Triathlon, 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

Focus on your breathing. Long, slow, steady breathes. Try and breath in for five seconds and then exhale for five seconds. In through the nose and out through the mouth.

Next weeks training

This week we are building on the fitness you started last week and continuing to be consistent with the regularity of the training.

Monday –  12th September

Run/Walk ( a total of 30min) – 5min Walking Warm Up; 7x 2min Run (or Jog), 1min Walk; 4min Walking Cool Down


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


Bike (35min) steady


Run/Walk (30min) – Same as Monday


Stretching Day (30min)


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


Bike (35min) 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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