Coach Ray

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Triathlon Training

Friday Fartlek Run: Jeff Galloway’s Magic Mile

Running a fast mile not only gives you the physiological benefit of enhancing your VO2 Max, but it can also be a great way of predicting your 5km pace. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events between 5km & 10km.

Thursday Training Plan: 28 Day Covid-19 Lock Down Challenge

With COVID-19 ensuring events get cancelled and we live in a new world where we are limited with what we can do. Here in New Zealand we are allowed to exercise in our local neighbourhood. I’ve set myself two goals over the coming weeks to improve my 5km time and also my FTP.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Bethany’s Bike Trainer Intensity Mix-Up

In any race situation you are likely to have to ride at varying intensities. This session will help you develop that and is great for all cyclists including triathletes and mountain bikers.

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s for Sustained Speed

100’s are such a versatile distance and provide a range of fitness benefits for your swimming. Over the coming weeks we will use these sessions with less rest each week to build your fitness and ability in order to sustain your speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: The Running Channel’s Sub-20min 5km Session C

Running at race pace provides a training stimulus that allows your body to get accustomed to that intensity. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events between 5km & 10km.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Lee Like’s Bikes Suffer Session

Part of riding a bike in race situations means that you have to suffer. Now it isn’t usually recommend that you train multiple intensities…especially simultaneously, because physiologically it’s not successful but what this session lacks in physiological efficiency it makes up for with mental resilience!!

Saturday Swim Session: 800’s

Swimming 800m reps is a great way to develop your threshold pace swimming. They are perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: The Running Channel’s Sub-20min 5km Session B

Running at race pace provides a training stimulus that allows your body to get accustomed to that intensity. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events between 5km & 10km.

Saturday Swim Session: Kick, Pull & Swim, What Duncan Laing Taught Me

Duncan Laing, arguably New Zealand’s most successful swim coach. I had the privilege of swimming under him in the mid 90’s, as part of his triathlon squad. One of his favourite sets was KPS or Kick Pull Swim. This session is focused around that and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes as well as people doing longer ocean swims.

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