Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Month: May 2018

Thursday Training Plan – Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” When you’ve completed your 160km lap around the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge course, you will have accomplished something special.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Olympic Distance Tri Threshold Session 1

This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at threshold for the 40km bike leg. Although this session is designed specifically for Olympic Distance Triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that will take about…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 1: I Saved My Treadmill Or Did My Treadmill Save Me?

It’s funny how when you sit there thinking about something, nothing happens. This is a true raw account of my journey.  I hope that even if only one person reads, relates and realises they’re not alone, then I feel I’ve…

FREE How to Enhance your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Over Winter WEBINAR

Learn about the key sessions you should include into your winter training to get to spring in good form ready for the summer season. We will look at how to enhance your FTP over winter, including: – Benefits of training…

Run With Power

I’ve written previously about the benefits of run training with power. The benefits are the same as they are for cyclists and can be a massive game changer, as power is a true measure of output rather than the response…

Saturday Swim Session: Utilising Other Strokes to Enhance Feel For Water

Triathletes often focus on swimming freestyle exclusively, but including other strokes into your training can improve your freestyle technique.  Swimming other strokes can enhance your feel for the water and ability to catch more water with each stroke whilst doing freestyle….

Friday Fartlek Run – VO2 Max Intervals to Improve Your Speed

This is a hard VO2 Max workout that develops your ability to sustain your top end intensity and enhance your ability to run fast. This is a beneficial workout that all runners, as well as triathletes, will gain from.

Thursday Training Plan – Tois Challenge 18km Trail Run

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” One of Whakatāne’s iconic annual events this is a multi-terrain 18km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track, organised by the Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club. Tois Challenge 18km course follows…

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Sprint Tri Threshold Session 2

This session is designed to enhance your ability to maintain a steady state at threshold for the 20km bike leg. Although this session is designed specifically for Sprint Triathletes, any cyclist competing in an event that will take 30-45min of…

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