Coach Ray

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Clatter’s Chatter

Clatters Chatter: First Swim Back

I’m going to go to the pool today, after I have finished my exam to relax myself and have a bit of enjoyment. The first time swimming in three months takes a toll on you and can really wear you…

Clatters Chatter: A New Problem

When you find out something is wrong with you, your first reactions are always negative and you begin to think what will I do now? These are the first thoughts that went through my mind when I got the blood…

Clatters Chatter: Motivation

The importance of having a goal may seem irrelevant at first, but once you start to train you understand why. When I first started my training this year I didn’t have a goal and after the first few weeks of enjoying the progress, I started to loose focus and motivation towards my training.

Clatters Chatter: Race Day!

2km to go, my lungs start to burn with lactic acid burning my esophagus, positioned 14th, telling myself “keep going you’ve got this.” As of my last article, I had the NZ Cross Country Championships and I would just like…

Clatters Chatter: Pre Race Preparation

That time is coming again, In about 4 days time my last cross country race before the road season will commence. I’m excited for this one as its the national race held in Wellington, NZ and I’m looking to do…

Clatters Chatter: Long Run Success

Don’t you feel amazing when you have accomplished something difficult. As it gives you a buzz telling you anything is possible. This week I have done one of the things I tried so hard to do but failed miserably last…

Clatters Chatter: Training Load

Ever wondered if you are training too much and pushing so hard all the time your body is always breaking! Or if you always feel you should do more, as your always full of energy? Training load is always important…

Clatters Chatter: Keep On Pushing!

“Last 100 meters, keep going, come on!” Telling my body not to give up and to keep pushing through the hard work is something everyone wants to achieve. This week I will be talking about how training is going, how…

Clatters Chatter: Nutrition Update

Did I stick to my plans? My Nutrition was something I wanted to nail and do well with, as it would help make me a better athlete. My goal of trying to eat as healthy as I could with the…

Clatters Chatter: What I’ve Learnt

Hey guys today I will talk about what I learnt and improvements I can do, from my race at Nationals and what I can apply to my next race to do better and achieve a better result. I will also…

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