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Month: November 2019

Clatters Chatter: Training Starts Again!

Getting back into the action is great, as we only have one exam left to go. I have started to train again as of this week and can’t wait for the training to becomes full on and I have to…

Tip’s For First Timer’s Doing The Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon

With the Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon this weekend, I thought I’d put together some tips for some common questions. If you are a first timer and have a question not covered here, please reach out on Facebook with your question and I’ll update this article with an answer. If you’ve done the Marlborough Woman’s Triathlon before and have a tip to share, also touch base on Facebook and I’ll include your tip for the benefit of others.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles Short but Intense Intervals II

Your VO2 Max is the upper limit of your aerobic capability. You will tap into this intensity when exerting at your maximum. The more you expose your body to this intensity in training the better, faster and fitter you will become. This is a perfect workout for for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

ULTRAHUMPS – Match Unfit!

Hi blog followers and welcome to my weekly blog in association with Coach Ray’s website of Whilst recently being overseas with work for several months I trained everyday, albeit with a minor foot injury that would prove to be…

Tuesday Kayak Training: 3x 10min 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: Back to Green!

It’s always hard getting back into a routine after holiday, never mind trying to get back into training for 3 sports. If you read last weeks blog I’ve been on a 2 week holiday where I just concentrated on running….

Saturday Swim Session: The Threshold Set

Holding pace for a large number of reps, is always challenging and this session is no exception. You will reap the benefits of improved swimming threshold though, so the effort will be worth it. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Steady Plus 60min

Race pace for events longer than half marathon distance for most athletes aren’t run at threshold pace but instead a touch lower with large portions of the event done at Level III. It’s important to expose the body to training at this level of intensity. This is a great workout for someone training for a half to full marathon (whether part of an Ironman or 70.3).

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