Coach Ray

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Triathlon Training

Saturday Swim Session: The Pace and Ladder Set

The goal of this session is to maintain your pace throughout the main set, despite swimming different distances. It helps build stamina and endurance, setting you up for solid events. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Kenyan Fartlek

The training in Iten, Kenya is considered world class for a number of reasons. The altitude being one of them, athletes from around the world flock here to train with other elite and sub-elite runners in the environment here. This weeks session has been inspired by the running in Iten, Kenya. This is a great workout for someone training for a half to full marathon (whether part of an Ironman or 70.3).

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles FTP Increaser 4

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: Dierdre Kearney’s Tri Simulation Set

This session is a great combination of focusing on speed and physiological development. As well as technique and neurological development to enhance your swimming. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Friday Fartlek Run: Linsey Corbin’s Go-To Kona Build Run

This session is a great way to increase your Threshold running pace. Lindsey Corbin uses a variation of this workout once she arrives in Kona each year, she runs this session out on the run course and goes through the infamous Energy Lab. This is a great workout for someone training for a half to full marathon (whether part of an Ironman or 70.3).

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles FTP Increaser 3

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: Sara McLarty’s Race-Week Reps

Tapering leading into an event refers to reducing your training load by minimising the volume of training. it doesn’t mean do nothing and it’s important to still maintain the intensity of your training, just not doing so much and including more rest. This session provides that for you nicely. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Wednesday Windtrainer Workout: Evan’s Cycles FTP Increaser 2

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: 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.

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