Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Coast To Coast Training Plan - Coach Ray

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Thursday Training Plan: 24 Week Coast To Coast Training Plan

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”

When you cross the finish line in New Brighton, you will have accomplished something very special.

Designed for Beginner multisport athletes who are looking to complete their first Coast to Coast event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE YOUR Coast To Coast.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of endurance events and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes and multisport athletes.

Starting 24 weeks before the Coast to Coast (on 31-Aug-20), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 2x paddles, 2-3x runs, 2 cycle rides. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete the following workouts:

  • Bike: 2:00hr,
  • Run: 1:30hr, and
  • Kayak: 1:00hr.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at or email myself directly at:

Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for IRONMAN/Challenge Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too.

Please note:
• This training plan starts on Monday 31th August 2020 and finishes on race day.


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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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