Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Training Plans - Coach Ray

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Spring Challenge Training
Spring Challenge Training Training Plan

Thursday Training Plan: Spring Challenge Training Plans

When you cross the finish line of the Greymouth Spring Challenge or Hawkes Bay Spring Challenge, you and your team mates have accomplished something very special.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from being involved in adventure racing for many years and completing dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes & adventure racers.

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

Starting 12 weeks before the Greymouth Spring Challenge or 14 weeks before the Hawkes Bay Spring Challenge (on 12th July 2021), these plans progress through phases to build your fitness to its peak performance. Each week typically contains a workout each day, with weekend adventures for you and your team mates. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Training Plans available for beginner and recreational athletes for:

  • 3hr Spring Challenge Greymouth or Hawkes Bay,
  • 6hr Spring Challenge Greymouth or Hawkes Bay,
  • 9hr Spring Challenge Greymouth or Hawkes Bay, and
  • Bridging programme from Greymouth to Hawkes Bay (if you are doing both)

These training plans will help build your fitness as you prepare for the Spring Challenge and give you some great adventures in the great outdoors with your team mates.

To apply to join the Squad for Spring Challenge Training enter your details below and Coach Ray will give you a call to discuss your training needs:


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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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