October 2019 - Coach Ray

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Month: October 2019

Clatters Chatter: Pre-Race Update

Well time is passing by quickly and were nearly ready to race again. This is last week before the Nelson Half, so today I will just talk about training and the plan for the race.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles FTP Increaser 3

Your FTP is your ability to sustain an effort for about an hour. Your long endurance riding is done at a percentage below this. If you Increase your FTP with intervals of this nature by default you also improve your ability to ride for longer. This is a perfect workout for for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

Summer’s Nearly Here, I’ve got Heaps of Time To Train For Ironman…..Yeah Right

I’ve signed up for Ironman when the entry fee was nice and cheap, but I didn’t do much over winter. Someone told me there were 18 weeks to go but that was a couple of weeks go. I’d better get my A into G and get this training thing sorted.

Tuesday Kayak Training: 3x 6min Threshold Intervals

Threshold Intervals are a great way to develop your kayaking fitness. This session is great for building your threshold capability and is very time efficient if you have little time to be on the water. This session is perfect for someone training for the Coast to Coast

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Test Week!

Before I go into test week I just want to briefly bring back my last week’s blog! Well I could come up with all the excuses but what’s the point, I don’t want to hear them and I’m sure you…

Saturday Swim Session: Sara McLarty’s Race-Week Reps

Tapering leading into an event refers to reducing your training load by minimising the volume of training. it doesn’t mean do nothing and it’s important to still maintain the intensity of your training, just not doing so much and including more rest. This session provides that for you nicely. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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