Coach Ray

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Month: April 2019

How I Dropped Over 2 Minutes OFF My 5km Time in 4 Weeks

For a number of years I’ve had a goal of running a sub-3hr marathon. Although it’s been a few years since I’ve tried seriously to prepare for and run a sub-3hr marathon, in the middle of March I sat down…

UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge

With being overseas for a number of months, one often finds themselves wondering what training can be done when events are generally off the cards. You can always bet the Physical Training Instructor (PTI), which Coach Ray is also highly…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 47: Happy Easter!!

This last week I’ve felt a decline in my dedication to the cause, that being my biking. It’s times like this, I wish I was a bear so I had a legit reason to eat lots, gain weight and sleep…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Race Report

Well as the title suggests, the opening race has been completed. The sprint tri I completed on Sunday. Epic Events delivered again. This company is fantastic and to have the races these guys put on, on my door step, is…

Join the Tribe: Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon

The Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon is just over 24 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 24 week…

FREE Strength Training For Triathletes WEBINAR

Join this webinar to find out: Who should include strength training within their programme. How to periodise your strength training. What is involved in strength training specific for triathletes.

Chef Ray: Roasted Tomato, Quinoa and Crispy Chickpea Salad with Cashew Dressing

Chef Ray: Roasted Tomato, Quinoa and Crispy Chickpea Salad with Cashew Dressing
Quinoa is packed full of energy and is a great fuel for a workout or to refuel after a tough session.

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By Sprints

This session develops your your stamina but getting you to swim a number of shorter reps with minimal rest between them. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

How Jamie Took Over 2 Minutes Off His 5km Time In Only 4 Weeks

Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.

I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.

Friday Fartlek Run: Special K’s – Cruise Ks

Doing 1km reps is very popular with Ironman triathletes and marathon runners to improve speed over the marathon distance. This is a perfect session for runner’s and triathlete’s running events up to the marathon distance or longer.

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