Coach Ray

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Month: April 2019

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.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Road Cycling UK’s Cadence Session

Improving your efficiency whilst pedalling it higher cadence can decrease the amount of fatigue that you feel in your legs when racing and training. This session will help you develop that and is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

UltraHumps: Overcoming The Bad Habits Of Demons And Winning!

My last three articles were about ‘Can Ya Do An Ironman….My Story’; ‘Finding Qwik Kiwi Through Coach Ray’; and ‘Finding Ultraman With Qwik Kiwi’s Coach Ray’. The intent of these three articles back to back were to reveal how this…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 45: Caught Out…!

It’s been a bit of a lax week this week with my training and one thing and another. My luck with the weather is normally good. I seem to get my workout in before the rain comes or it stops…

Join the Tribe: Cape Egmont Half Marathon

The Cape Egmont 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 week…

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