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UltraHumps: 1000 Km Challenge

A recent article (blog) I wrote on 23 April 2019 was called ‘UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge‘. This challenge, which I came across in the gym whilst overseas for a number of months, was to simply climb the…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 49: Do What Makes You Happy!

Okay, so this week regarding specific training, my ‘Training Peaks wheel’ looks like a giant stop sign!! Or for those of you with a sweet tooth, a giant red lollipop. You don’t want red lollipops however, you want green ones.

Ali’s Adventure – Mixing Things Up

The weather has been pretty amazing leading into autumn with it being dry and sunny here at the top of the South. I’ve dragged in a few friends recently to tag along on some of my easy runs and rides. …

Clatters Chatter: Training So Far

Well this week is my third week under Coach Ray. Being under his wing has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I have enjoyed every minute so far. Today I will be discussing about some interesting things that have happened…

UltraHumps: ANZAC Day Abroad

For this article I have decided to stay away from discussing training, not because I haven’t done any training, because I definitely have. This week I would sooner reflect on my attendance at ANZAC Day, along with the rest of…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 48: Tuning Into Nature

The kids, dog and I decided to take an ANZAC day bush walk. It was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed walking the track I normally bike, because I got to see so much more! When I’m biking I…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: On Track For The Next One!

After a weekend of training disasters for many reasons I had a good talking to myself, a moan to Ray to get some things off my chest, and a weekend of chocolate. It was Easter after all. I have hit…

Ali’s Adventure: Specificity Of Training

The closer I get to racing the more specific I try and get my sessions, particularly as the next race is on gravel. Trying to get as many bike sessions out on the trail and even better on sections of…

Clatters Chatter: A New Approach On Training

‘Beep, Beep’. The alarm goes at 4:30am. “time to hit the pool” my mind excitedly rings. After 2 hours of intense swimming, I head 20km to school on my bike. Never a break, no rest as this is what the pro’s do. “I want to be the best!” I was so dedicated and wanting to make it pro, I forgot about my body and my Hauroa and was slowly wasting away. My body was crying for help inside, but I never listened. After having multiple coaches and never listening, I decided I needed someone who can help my parents and myself monitor me. This is when I met Coach Ray.

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