Coach Ray

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Clatter’s Chatter

Clatters Chatter: Pre Race Chat

Its that time again, a race is coming up. I have been invited to join a team to do the Queen Charlotte Relay in Picton NZ this Saturday. This will be my first race for a while and I am…

Clatters Chatter: Inspiration And Good News

After being in a never ending torture room, then suddenly seeing the light it feels good. Back in control and on your way to success. You get back in the swing of things and everything seems to being going as…

Clatters Chatter: New Gear = New Approach

Have you experienced that exciting feeling when you get something new and you cant wait to use it. Well this week I got a brand new piece of gear, that I cant wait to talk about and how its setting…

Clatters Chatter: A New Problem

When you find out something is wrong with you, your first reactions are always negative and you begin to think what will I do now? These are the first thoughts that went through my mind when I got the blood…

Clatters Chatter: Motivation

The importance of having a goal may seem irrelevant at first, but once you start to train you understand why. When I first started my training this year I didn’t have a goal and after the first few weeks of enjoying the progress, I started to loose focus and motivation towards my training.

Clatters Chatter: Race Day!

2km to go, my lungs start to burn with lactic acid burning my esophagus, positioned 14th, telling myself “keep going you’ve got this.” As of my last article, I had the NZ Cross Country Championships and I would just like…

Clatters Chatter: Pre Race Preparation

That time is coming again, In about 4 days time my last cross country race before the road season will commence. I’m excited for this one as its the national race held in Wellington, NZ and I’m looking to do…

Clatters Chatter: Long Run Success

Don’t you feel amazing when you have accomplished something difficult. As it gives you a buzz telling you anything is possible. This week I have done one of the things I tried so hard to do but failed miserably last…

Clatters Chatter: Training Load

Ever wondered if you are training too much and pushing so hard all the time your body is always breaking! Or if you always feel you should do more, as your always full of energy? Training load is always important…

Clatters Chatter: Keep On Pushing!

“Last 100 meters, keep going, come on!” Telling my body not to give up and to keep pushing through the hard work is something everyone wants to achieve. This week I will be talking about how training is going, how…

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