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Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Amelie’s Intervals

This session is based on the favourite workout of Amelie Kretz, who is an elite Canadian triathlete competing on the ITU circuit. The session is a great way to develop your ability to develop your top end intensity and your ability…

Qwik-View

Qwik-View: Chris Sanson Pre-NZCC

Over the next five days the New Zealand Cycle Classic is occurring in the Wairarapa. A friend of Qwik Kiwi, Ironman athlete Chris Sanson is riding the tour for the fifth time. Each day he will be giving a qwik…

Ultra Humps

BLOG # 3 – HUMPS WITH COACH RAY BOARDMAN CHASING ULTRAMAN OZ TO FUNDRAISE FOR FALLEN HEROES

As I pondered what to write for this weeks Blog to Ray for Qwik Kiwi, I glanced at my watch and realised today (15 Jan 16) is four months away from Day 2 for the biggest endurance test of my…

Book Review

Book Review: Matt Fitzgerald – 80/20 Running

Fitzgerald, Matt (2014) 80/20 Running – Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower New American Library I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard it was published. Matt Fitzgerald is an engaging author who researches his topics thoroughly….

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 8

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including…

Friday Fartlek: The Michigan

This session is a great way to develop the ability to maintain your running speed and have a bit of a kick at the end of it. This session is credited to coach Ron Warhurst from the University of Michigan track team. Nick…

The Goat Tongariro

It’s not for the faint hearted!  It’s tough. One of the toughest off-road runs in New Zealand and I love it! From Whakapapa ski field to Turoa ski field across the mountain.

Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Training Methodology Triathlon Training

Periodisation of a Season

There are a number of methods to periodise a training build up for an event. Some of the more prominent coaches and academics in this area include Tudor Bompa, Joe Friel & Jon Ackland. They have all written numerous books…

Ultra Humps

Blog #2 – HUMPS JOURNEY TO ULTRAMAN OZ WITH COACH RAY BOARDMAN

Once Ray had taken me on as a Client in the later part of 2014, the ultimate goal was to compete in an Ultraman – Ultraman Australia 2016 and to also consider it as an opportunity to fund-raise. Ray carefully planned…

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