Coach Ray

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Triathlon Training

Saturday Swim Session: Emma-Kate Lidbury’s Swim Pyramids

Within this workout you’ll find a range of distances to give your body a great training stimulus. I’ll warn you in advance this IS a tough session. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Eliud Kipchoge’s Key Session before #INEOS159

Building consistency at race pace is an important skill for all runners regardless of race distance. This is a session Eliud Kipchoge did a few weeks ago in the build up to last weekends successful attempt to run a marathon in under 2 hours. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles FTP Increaser

Your FTP is your ability to sustain an effort for about an hour. Your long endurance riding is done at a percentage below this. If you Increase your FTP with intervals of this nature by default you also improve your ability to ride for longer. This is a perfect workout for for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

Saturday Swim Session: Rachel Joyce’s Pre-Kona Swim Set

Rachel Joyce often is the first out of the water at events she races. She ahs finished runner up at Kona twice and also won the ITU World Long Distance Champs. This is an epic set she has used successfully in her Kona build ups and is great for developing race speed and stamina. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Eliud Kipchoge’s Track Session before #INEOS159

Building consistency at race pace is an important skill for all runners regardless of race distance. This is a session Eliud Kipchoge did a couple of weeks ago in the build up to this weekends attempt at running a marathon under 2 hours. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles Power Burst

This workout develops a number of physiological traits. There is a steady state portion of the workout that builds your ability to maintain an aerobic effort. Then there is a high intensity portion that will surge lactic acid levels within the blood, before a very brief recovery prior to doing it all again. This is a perfect workout for for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

Saturday Swim Session: Matt Chrabot’s 40x 50m

With a series of 50’s done with minimal rest, you get a great aerobic training stimulus. As you work through this session you get more rest and can apply more speed to the reps and your 50m times should get faster. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Jerry Snider’s Marathon Mile Repeats

Developing speed for marathons and longer is important as it can boost your tolerant to lactic acid and help you run faster for longer. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Cyclist.co.uk’s Sweetspot Session

The ability to maintain a steady state high intensity effort. This is the effort that you maintain in a 40km Time Trial or similar. This workout will build your ability to sustain a higher intensity and develop tolerance to lactic acid. This is a perfect workout for for all cyclists including mountain bikers and triathletes.

Saturday Swim Session: Death By 100’s

100’s are such a great swim distance especially if you keep the Rest Interval short and sweet. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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