May 2021 - Coach Ray

Coach Ray

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Month: May 2021

Tuesday Training Plan: 6 Week Return To Running Training Plan

Designed for runners who haven’t ran for a while and are wanting to get back their running fitness. Maybe you’ve taken time out from sport to start a family or focus on career or study; what ever the reason this programme will build your fitness back progressively to build your fitness into a position to commence structured training for another event.

Saturday Swim Session: Tarp’s Torture

This session is also known as Drop-Off 100s. It starts off very aerobic but build more and more anaerobic as the session goes on and will develop your threshold swimming successfully. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Friday Fartlek Run: Greg McMillan’s Best 5k Workouts #3

Running at your VO2 Max will build your top end speed. This is a tough session and won’t always be able to be completed at the correct pace and may require a few attempts for you to achieve your goal. This is a great session for all runners and triathletes especially those running events between 5km & half marathon.

Thursday Training Plan – 24 week Auckland Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plans

The Auckland full and half marathon is a great event held each year, this year on the 31st October. When you cross the finish line you will have achieved something special at this great event.
Programmes designed for either beginner or intermediate runners who are looking to complete either the half or the full marathon, these plans will help you achieve your goals.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Nate Wilson’s Threshold Climbing Work #3

When riding long climbs, maintaining threshold intensity with out big fluctuations is the way to go. The effort should be the maximum that you can sustain without dropping power from one effort to the next. Nate Wilson describes this as the gold standard of FTP work due to spending 60 minutes riding at threshold. This session is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Tuesday Training Plan: 8 week Spin Fitness Training Plan

This is a great training plan to build your cycling fitness over 8 weeks. Whether you are a road cyclist, mountain biker, Zwift or Peloton user or wanting to use a spin bike for general fitness.This is a great training plan to build your cycling fitness over 8 weeks. Whether you are a road cyclist, mountain biker, Zwift or Peloton user or wanting to use a spin bike for general fitness.

Book of the Month May 2021 – The Essential Swimmer

This is the essential guide to a successful swimming program for fitness and competitive swimmers alike, filled with concise, practical advice on everything from basic stroke technique to advanced training programs. It will teach you how to identify your own stroke, kick, body position, and breathing flaws, and provides innovative drills to correct errors in form. Steve Tarpinian is an experienced swimming coach and an Ironman triathlete.

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