October 2020 - Coach Ray

Coach Ray

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Month: October 2020

Saturday Swim Session: Hackett & Phelps Go Head To Head

In 2003 Grant Hackett and Michael Phelps spent a week training together when both were at the height of their international stardom. They pushed each other and challenged their swimming. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: The Running Channel’s 10k Interval Session D

Building your ability to sustain higher speeds gives a number of physiological benefits to you. This session is great for runners and triathletes wanting to improve their performance over 10km, but with plenty of cross over benefit to also the 5km and half marathon distance.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Matt Bottrill’s Intensity Mix

Spending time riding at different intensities upto and including VO2 Max level will develop your top end speed and power, as well as give your Threshold power a bit of a boost as well as generating all round cycling strength. This session will help you develop that and is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Saturday Swim Session: Battle of the Titan’s Hackett vs Phelps

In 2003 Grant Hackett and Michael Phelps spent a week training together when both were at the height of their international stardom. They pushed each other and challenged their swimming. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: The Running Channel’s 10k Interval Session C

Building your ability to sustain higher speeds gives a number of physiological benefits to you. This session is great for runners and triathletes wanting to improve their performance over 10km, but with plenty of cross over benefit to also the 5km and half marathon distance.

Tuesday Training Plan: Faster 5km 12 Week Training Plan

Last week I had the privilege to arrive in Wellington just prior to the weekly Waterfront 5km series. I was on a school holiday road-trip with my 9 year old daughter and our ferry was due to arrive at the scheduled start time. With an athlete competing in the event and keen to catch up with other friends at the event, although I wasn’t in a position to have a bit of a run as well. We turned up in time to see some scorching times with three runners coming in under 16 minutes!!! My PB is 16:20 and that was from about 25 years ago!!!!

Saturday Swim Session: When Grant Hackett & Michael Phelps Take Each Other On In Training

In 2003 Grant Hackett and Michael Phelps spent a week training together when both were at the height of their international stardom. They pushed each other and challenged their swimming. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

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