Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Ray Boardman

Tour de France: Stage 1 Brussels to Brussels

Today’s opening stage saw le Tour commence with a road stage instead of a Prologue Time Trial. Despite a couple of hill climbs early on, the stage was expected to suit the sprinters and it didn’t disappoint.

Saturday Swim Session: Broken 800’s

Swimming longer reps within a set will develop your stamina. Following them up with short, faster reps will give you speed at the end of your event. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: 2x 3min, 4x 1:30min, 6x 45sec

Improving your VO2 Max will enable you to run at higher intensities. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events up to Half Marathon in distance.

Thursday Training Plan: Faster Cycling Tour de France Challenge

Want to get fitter and faster and improve your FTP over the duration of the Tour de France? There are only 12 hours left to join this Challenge, as this closes at 7pm today (NZ time). This programme is designed…

How to Incorporate BOOST Training Into Your Cycle Training

What is BOOST Training? BOOST Training involves including specific intervals (and recovery) at appropriate intensities to ensure your body adapts quickly to the physiological demands and has you riding faster and more powerfully in a short period of time.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: What Can Runners Teach Cyclists?

This workout will develop your VO2 Max with short sharp bursts of speed followed by recovery periods of the same duration. This is a perfect workout for road and criterium cyclists, as well as Mountain Bikers and draft-legal triathletes, as well as giving a great fitness challenge for all other triathletes.

Book of the Month July – Never, Ever Give Up?: A memoir

Being a junior triathlete in NZ in the 90’s I grew up racing against and being inspired by the likes of John Hellemans. I attended training camps that he ran, and this book gives a great insight into his life and challenges during that time as well as before and after.

How to Incorporate BOOST Training Into Your Cycle Training

Want to BOOST your FTP or cycling fitness in a short period of time? Join this webinar to find out how incorporating BOOST training and recovery into your training regime can surge your cycling fitness and kick start a programme.

%d bloggers like this: