March 2017 - Coach Ray

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Month: March 2017

Friday Fartlek Run: 4-3-2-1 Threshold

This session is a great way to increase your lactate threshold. By accumulating 20 minutes at or near your lactate threshold within this workout you will become a fitter, faster runner.

Dave Carroll Gets Ready For Ultraman With Assistance From Coach Ray

“I first met Ray when he was crewing for one of his athletes, John Humphries at Ultraman Australia in 2016. After Ray befriended me, I started noticing that he had significant knowledge, experience and qualifications setting him apart from many…

Coach Ray’s Sufferings: Comeback from Injury

After crashing at the Wairoa Gorge a couple of weeks ago I haven’t really been able to do much. I hobbled around unable to walk properly for over a week. I went back to the doctor after a week and…

UltraHumps – moving towards Ultraman Australia

Hi Blog followers Welcome to Blog # 37. The weeks are ticking by as I head towards Ultraman Australia on 13-15 May 2017.  Coach Ray has me back into full training.  Normally after an Ironman, let alone two Ironman events over a two…

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 26 Mar 17

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article.

Saturday Swim Session: Hand Paddles

These sessions develop your swimming specific strength, that will enable you to develop more power in your stroke. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Greg McMillan’s Best Fartlek Workout 4

This session is a great way to increase your lactate threshold. Use this session and the workouts published in the month of March to prepare yourself for some more focused speed work as you prepare for your race.

Week 10: McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women’s Triathlon Training Programme

I’ve prepared a twelve week training programme to prepare you for the McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women’s Triathlon. Each Thursday I will post it here for you to follow along with. This programme started on Monday 23 January 2017. The previous…

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