May 2020 - Coach Ray

Coach Ray

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Month: May 2020

Friday Fartlek Run: 5k Predictor

Running a fast kilometre reps not only gives you the physiological benefit of enhancing your VO2 Max, but it can also be a great way of predicting your 5km pace. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events between 5km & 10km.

The Down Side To Optical HR Monitors

Back in 2016 I wrote a very opinionated piece about Why I DON’T like Optical HR Monitors. Four years ago is a lifetime in the sports tech world. This is an updated feature about them.

When it comes to recording reliable Heart Rate (HR) data, the best way to do so is with a strap around the chest. That is after all where the heart is in the body. But I realise that not everyone particularly females, like wearing a HR strap. The strap gets in the way and can be uncomfortable with a bra, or just annoying being around the chest.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Endurance Isolated-Leg Cycling Set

Getting better at pedalling will enhance your efficiency. This workout builds your cycling technique by making your more efficient at pedalling. It is a great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

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