Coach Ray

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Ray Boardman

Join the Tribe: Monaco Mid Winter Marathon

The Monaco Mid Winter Marathon is just over 12 weeks away. Whether you are doing the full marathon, or doing part of it as part of a team, join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and…

Join the Tribe: Ironman Wales

Ironman Wales is just over 24 weeks away. Join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event. The 24 week training plan for…

So You Want To Do An Ironman

You’ve been inspired to do Ironman next year. Join this webinar to find out:
– What is involved.
– How to periodise your training.
– How to balance your life.

Chef Ray: Quick Quinoa and Pork Meatballs

With most meatballs using breadcrumbs, this recipe makes them gluten free by using quinoa as a substitute. From: Unkown Author; (2017) The Healthy Life Cookbook Heron Books

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By Sprints To Bring The Speed

Including a number of short intense reps after with a shortish rest period will develop your sustained speed (but not your pure speed). This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Triathlon Taren’s Short & Hard Treadmill Hill Reps

Although I’m not often a fan of running on a Treadmill, this type of session is an exception. You can use the treadmill to control the gradient and also the pace. This session takes the best bit of treadmill running and gives you great bang for your time working out. It is perfect for both full and half marathon runners and triathletes alike.

How Mark Got Ironman Success

When I started to look for a coach for finishing an Ironman I looked Ray as I had already experienced his coaching and training style. We started with a phone consult where we discussed what my goals were how he ran his training for an event like this and what coaching package would best suit what I wanted to achieve so I went with the Team Qwik Kiwi. Ray understands the needs of life and can tailor your training around your individual needs, I work shift work on an 8 day week so training was written to suit this. As it is a long process to train for an Ironman Ray uploaded my training week by week and could tailor it to suit changes in my roster, fatigue levels, or if I had any injuries/or niggles. My intention was to do it once but I decided to carry on training for another year to complete Ironman twice along with a number of other events along the way including the Taupo 70.3 Half Ironman in 2017 and 2018.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Road Bike UK’s Strength Session

When riding at a low cadence the muscle needs to generate more force to turn the pedals due to the greater resistance. By training at a low cadence we can do specific strength training whilst on the bike. This is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Join the Tribe: Gold Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

The Gold Coast Marathon & Half Marathon is just over 16 weeks away. Join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event.
The 16 week programme for all these events starts on Monday 11-March, with options for beginners and intermediate runners to either complete or to aim for a PB.

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