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Thursday Training Plan: 4 weeks to a Faster 1500m with only two 2km per week

As you follow the programme you will find yourself swimming  your 1,500m faster. Now whether that is a PB or not will depend on how fast you have swum in the past, but it will definitely be faster at the end of the 4 weeks than it is now. With this programme people improve on average nearly 2 minutes, with some people improving by over 10%.

Designed for triathletes who have limited time to train but can squeeze two short 2km sessions in each week. The primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to swim 1,500m faster than you did at the start of the programme.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing in triathlons for over 25 years and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Starting whenever you want, this plan starts off with a 1,500m Time Trial and then sets your intensity for the following few weeks so the plan will work regardless of what your ability is. Each week involves swimming two 2km sessions, with space in the programme for you to complete running and cycle training as well.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete a 1,500 meters continuous swim and 2,000 metres total within a workout.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Full details can be found here.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at www.CoachRay.nz or email me directly at: coachray@coachray.nz

Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for IRONMAN/Challenge Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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