Coach Ray

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Month: May 2019

Friday Fartlek Run: Special K’s – Alternating K’s

Doing 1km reps is very popular with triathletes and runners to improve speed. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events up to Half Marathon in distance.

Clatters Chatter: A Fun And Hard Training Session

For today’s post, I will be talking about one of my favorite training sessions. I would like to discuss why I love this type of training and why this specific workout, what the benefits are and lastly what I did…

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: 220’s Welcome To Hell

This is a windtrainer session that is great for a developing your threshold power or intensity. Although targeted at Olympic distance triathletes it will also benefit other triathletes (particularly half Ironman or Ironman 70.3), mountain bikers and road cyclists too.

UltraHumps: 1,000 Km Challenge

A recent article (blog) I wrote on 23 April 2019 was called ‘UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge‘. This challenge, which I came across in the gym whilst overseas for a number of months, was to simply climb the…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 49: Do What Makes You Happy!

Okay, so this week regarding specific training, my ‘Training Peaks wheel’ looks like a giant stop sign!! Or for those of you with a sweet tooth, a giant red lollipop. You don’t want red lollipops however, you want green ones.

Ali’s Adventure – Mixing Things Up

The weather has been pretty amazing leading into autumn with it being dry and sunny here at the top of the South. I’ve dragged in a few friends recently to tag along on some of my easy runs and rides. …

Join the Tribe: ITU Age Group World Triathlon Champs

The ITU Age Group Triathlon World Champs are 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…

Saturday Swim Session: Paddles & Pull Buoy To Improve Your Specific Swim Strength

Using hand paddles by themselves or in combination with a pull buoy will help develop your specific swimming strength. This session uses both and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

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