Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Month: June 2018

Saturday Swim Session: Build Sets

This session gets you to build your pace through the main set. Effectively changing gears as this session develops, it challenges you to be adaptable and work on your speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or…

Friday Fartlek Run: 5x 3min VO2 Max

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

Thursday Training Plan – Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon 16 Week Training Plan

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” When you cross the finish line of the Auckland Half or Full Marathon, you will have accomplished something very special and will have earned it.

Enhance Your Functional Threshold Power Over Winter

Winter is the perfect time to develop your Functional Threshold Power (FTP). Yesterday I hosted a webinar about how to Enhance Your Functional Threshold Power Over Winter.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Stuart Payne’s Pyramid

Utilising a combination of both VO2 max and threshold intervals within a workout will develop your cycling fitness and ability to sustain power. This session from Stuart Payne delivers both and can benefit all cyclists whether a road cyclist, a…

Lisa’s Journey Week 5: Underneath it all, tights, bras, buffs and stuff…

I waited out the frost this morning like a whimp.  Too cold for me. As things started to thaw I headed off thinking I’d nailed it – a short run.  The sun was shining, my undies were sitting in the…

Coach Ray Interviews the Revenant’s Scott Worthington

After the chat published last week with Leroy I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to chat to with his business partner for the Revenant, Scott Worthington. A man with a wide range of experiences across his sporting background.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Drill to Improve Technique

Working on your technique is a great way to improve your performance and swim drills are a great way to enhance that. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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