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Month: October 2019

UltraHumps – Kiaora Aotearoa!

Kiaora blog followers and welcome to my weekly blog under Coach Ray’s Website of Well my time overseas of six months which turned into seven months has come to an end, I have now escaped the heat which was…

Tuesday Kayak Training: 10km To Gauge Current Fitness

A 10km Time Trial (TT) will provide you with a great training stimulus regardless of what distance you are training for (especially marathon distance or longer). You can also utilise the time you achieve to set training Pace Zones to enhance your training.

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: ITS KONA WEEK!

Nothing more exciting than Kona week for a triathlete, its race week writing this blog and if an age grouper can’t get motivation from watching the best in the world slog it out, nothing will!

Chef Ray: Moroccan Chicken & Nutty Tabouleh

This meal provides a range of vitamin’s and minerals through the use a variety of fresh vegetables. The kick of spice gives this meal a nice tingle to the palate.

Saturday Swim Session: Rachel Joyce’s Pre-Kona Swim Set

Rachel Joyce often is the first out of the water at events she races. She ahs finished runner up at Kona twice and also won the ITU World Long Distance Champs. This is an epic set she has used successfully in her Kona build ups and is great for developing race speed and stamina. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Eliud Kipchoge’s Track Session before #INEOS159

Building consistency at race pace is an important skill for all runners regardless of race distance. This is a session Eliud Kipchoge did a couple of weeks ago in the build up to this weekends attempt at running a marathon under 2 hours. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

Clatters Chatter: Just Over 3 Weeks Left

Only three weeks until the Nelson Half begins, training has been going well, in preparation for the event. I am getting ever more excited as the event gets closer. I really want to do well!

Thursday Training Plan: 6 Week Mountain Biking Base Building Training Plan

Building a solid base of fitness is important for all athletes. Whether you are a Mountain Biker wanting to get fit for the summer of recreational riding, or maybe you are eyeing up riding the Ghost Road or the Queen Charlotte Track. Maybe you are wanting to get fit prior to moving onto a more structured programme leading to the Coppermine Race on 28th March next year. This training plan will get you started on your fitness journey.

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