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The Top 10 Training Articles on for 2016

What are the most popular articles on as decided by you the reader for 2016? Read on to find out.

Number 10 – Friday Fartlek – 8 Weeks to a faster 10k: 6x 1mile
Number 9 – Nutrition Plan for Spring Challenge
Number 8 – Top 3 Spring Challenge Training Activities in Takaka
Number 7 – Saturday Swim Session: Threshold 200’s
Number 6 – Getting Started in Running: Session IA
Number 5 – How Fast Can You Swim 1,500m?

Number 4 – Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Michael Jacques’ Solid Tempo Ride B

Number 3 – Saturday Swim Session: Broken 400’s

Number 2 – Friday Fartlek Run: 2,000m/1,600m/1,200m/800m/400m

Number 1 – Friday Fartlek Run Session: Track 200’s

So there it is, the TOP 10 articles from for 2016. How many of these workouts have you done? If you like these workouts and go out and do them, feel free to share your Strava links in the comment section below.

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 first timers 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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