Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Ironman 70.3

Join the Tribe: Ironman Wisconsin & Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin

Ironman Wisconsin is just over 24 weeks away, and the Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin is just over 12 weeks away. Join the Qwik Kiwi Tribe as you prepare for the event and get a structured programme and fortnightly coaching calls as you build towards the event.

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Green, Green, Green

This week I’ve really been on a high, absolutely smashed this week and am really proud of myself how its gone! My long bike on the Sunday was great, it was the first bike ride I’ve done outside for about 5 months and I did the full 3 hour session. I completed this ride with a friend which always helps. The session was more a social ride for me rather than keeping to strict power/speed etc. To be honest my main goal for this session was to keep my bum on the saddle of a bike for 3 hours!

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: Is It Test Week Already?

Its been a bit up and down this week! After spotting at the weekend Ray had put a couple of test sessions in I was like, “wow really” as I’ve been doing a lot of base building sessions in zone 2, so was a bit apprehensive how I’d do on these sessions. Well I had a mixed bag but I’m looking at the positives!

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: 12 Weeks to Tri!

The tri season is upon us here in the UK and it’s at this time of year that everyone is picking their 2019 events. I’ve had mine sorted for a while now and wanted to finalise these, book them and…

Mikes Middle Distance Magic: It’s Christmas!

Christmas Week Training hasn’t gone to plan this week. With three excited kids and all the Christmas planning I’ve been absolutely shattered. This week is test week, I know. I don’t know how as it only feels like last week…

Thursday Training Plan: Going from Taupo 70.3 to Ironman?

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” When you cross the finish line of your Ironman NZ, you will have accomplished something very special. You will have completed Taupo 70.3 and stepped up and completed Ironman NZ. Designed for Intermediate triathletes who are…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Bringing the speed!

Bringing the speed! After the test week last week I’ll be honest – my legs were in bits, haha. I was elated and worried about the results I produced. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think the Brownlee brothers will…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: From Here to There

Another weeks training complete and I’m still buzzing! What a week it’s been! Following on from last week’s post about missing sessions I think I’ve put in my best weeks training to date. I’m over the moon with how it’s…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!

Anybody that is a user of Training Peaks will understand this – briefly red is a failed session, amber is partly completed and green is a fully achieved session. Well I’ve quite often dwelled on missed sessions and never really…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: The Journey Begins!

Well actually that’s a lie. My journey started back in 2015 when I entered my first triathlon, the Slateman triathlon. This was a tough one to start with but It came highly recommended and a few friends already entered so…

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