April 2019 - Coach Ray

Coach Ray

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Month: April 2019

UltraHumps: ANZAC Day Abroad

For this article I have decided to stay away from discussing training, not because I haven’t done any training, because I definitely have. This week I would sooner reflect on my attendance at ANZAC Day, along with the rest of…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 48: Tuning Into Nature

The kids, dog and I decided to take an ANZAC day bush walk. It was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed walking the track I normally bike, because I got to see so much more! When I’m biking I…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: On Track For The Next One!

After a weekend of training disasters for many reasons I had a good talking to myself, a moan to Ray to get some things off my chest, and a weekend of chocolate. It was Easter after all. I have hit…

Ali’s Adventure: Specificity Of Training

The closer I get to racing the more specific I try and get my sessions, particularly as the next race is on gravel. Trying to get as many bike sessions out on the trail and even better on sections of…

Join the Tribe: Taupo Marathon & Half Marathon

The Taupo Marathon & Half Marathon is just over 12 weeks away. Join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event. The 12…

Saturday Swim Session: 400’s For Success

Stamina developed by swimming 400’s will be of benefit to all triathletes and open water swimmers. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Special K’s – Race Pace 5ks

Doing 1km reps is very popular with triathletes and runners to improve speed. This is a perfect session for runner’s and triathlete’s running 5km races. Doing it ~10 days prior to an important 5km as a great session.

Clatters Chatter: A New Approach On Training

‘Beep, Beep’. The alarm goes at 4:30am. “time to hit the pool” my mind excitedly rings. After 2 hours of intense swimming, I head 20km to school on my bike. Never a break, no rest as this is what the pro’s do. “I want to be the best!” I was so dedicated and wanting to make it pro, I forgot about my body and my Hauroa and was slowly wasting away. My body was crying for help inside, but I never listened. After having multiple coaches and never listening, I decided I needed someone who can help my parents and myself monitor me. This is when I met Coach Ray.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Coach Carly’s Threshold Session

Spending time at or near your FTP/Threshold intensity will develop your aerobic function and ability to sustain a higher intensity. This session combines intervals at or near threshold with a short rest. This session is perfect for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

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