Coach Ray

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Beginner Triathlon Training New Zealand

Getting started with Swimming: Week 2

Over the next few weeks I’ll post a series of workouts to assist you to improve your swimming. These sessions are targeted towards beginners who are just getting started with swimming, but can comfortably swim a few lengths without stopping.

Tash McCosh’s Testimonial for Coach Ray

Around 3 months ago I was given Coach Ray’s contact details.  As I sat talking to him via FB and he said he was sitting on the side of the pool delaying getting in the water, I thought yep this…

Book Review

Book Review: Matt Fitzgerald – 80/20 Running

Fitzgerald, Matt (2014) 80/20 Running – Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower New American Library I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard it was published. Matt Fitzgerald is an engaging author who researches his topics thoroughly….

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What are the Consequences of Missing a Workout?

What are the consequences of missing a workout? Although this isn’t a common question the implications of the answer affect anyone following a training plan. A training plan is only as good as the adherence to this plan. As a…

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Is More Training Better?

Is more training better? How much is too much? How hard is too hard? I’m feeling good so I should push myself hard today. All common questions or statements that I deal with as a coach. What are the answers…

How Fast Are You Now?

This is the eighth and final session as we have now built your fitness. Now it is time to retest you and compare with your original benchmark from the first session. If you haven’t done the preceding sessions you can’t expect to have…

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800 Ways to Enhance Your Endurance

This is the seventh session as we build your fitness to a new 1,500m PB. Start with the first session and then work through doing each session three to four days apart. Session One: How fast can you swim 1,500m? Session Two:…

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