Coach Ray

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Month: April 2019

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: It’s Race Time!

As the title suggests it is my first triathlon of the year this coming weekend. Actually as you read this I would have already (hopefully) smashed it! Well I’m really excited about this race and I have reason for it….

Ali’s Adventure – Kaiteriteri 6 Hour Relay

Seriously one of my favourite events of the year, the Kaiteriteri 6 hour relay is such great fun.  It is based at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park, more focus on fun than competition (but still reasonably competitive to some haha)….

Join the Tribe: Ironman Kona

Ironman Kona is just over 24 weeks away. If you’ve qualified then 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…

Join the Tribe: Ironman Mont-Tremblant

Ironman Mont-Tremblant is just over 16 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 16 week training plan for…

Join the Tribe: Ironman Louisville

Ironman Louisville 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 training plan for…

Saturday Swim Session: Using Individual Medley Strokes to Improve Your Feel For The Water

Swimming strokes other than just Freestyle can benefit your feel for the water and develop your efficiency as a result. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: 6x 1km

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 runners and triathletes running events up to the marathon distance or longer.

Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Training Plans

When you cross the finish line of the Cromwell Spring Challenge, you and your team mates have accomplished something very special. Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for…

Spring Challenge Training Camp

Each year I run a training camp for ladies doing the Spring Challenge. Most years I base it in Hanmer Springs and we cover introductory MtBing and Navigation skills.

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