Coach Ray

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Ray Boardman

Saturday Swim Session – Lotza Doubles

Swimming 67m reps (double lengths of a 33⅓ yard or metre pool) with a good rest can develop your speed and swimming them with short rests can develop your endurance. Put lots together within the one workout with a mixture of rest and you can develop speed, endurance and speed endurance. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.


Friday Fartlek Run: VO2 Max 8x 3min

The ability to run at your top end intensities will enhance your performance. This session works at your VO2 Max intensity, challenging your anaerobic, as well as your aerobic energy systems. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events up to Half Marathon in distance.

Chef Ray – Buffalo and Sweet Potato Tacos

These were fantastic taco’s with just the right amount of kick. These are great to take on the road or to work as a lunch. Just put the segments in separate containers and then make when it’s time to eat.

Saturday Swim Session: How to Use Broken 200s to Make You Faster

Broken 200s are a great way to incorporate speed and stamina within the same session. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.


Friday Fartlek Run: VO2 Max 6x 3min

The ability to run at your top end intensities will enhance your performance. This session works at your VO2 Max intensity, challenging your anaerobic, as well as your aerobic energy systems. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events up to Half Marathon in distance.

Thursday Training Plan: Ironman or Open Water Swim PB

I’ve taken my most popular training plan and given it a make over for 2020. I’ve taken the 12 Weeks to an Ironman Swim PB – Swim Faster with Smarter Training and I’ve modified to to expand the programme from 12 weeks and include an option for more than 3 swims per week.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Russian Pyramids

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Russian Pyramids
This is a great workout for developing your VO2 Max within a longer ride. This is perfect for short course triathletes and also road racers and mountain bikers.

Saturday Swim Session: Mini Goldilocks

The Mini Goldilocks is a key session of Swim Smooth. It helps to develop your ability to sustain your swim pace. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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