Coach Ray

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Ironman New Zealand

UltraHumps – Can Ya Do An Ironman…My Story!

I discovered Ironman simply by chance which I will describe in this blog, I was intrigued, in my mid-forties, but also over weight, high blood pressure, unfit, couldn’t swim, didn’t know how to use clip in shoes on a bike let alone know where the gears were in the brakes, ate crap food, drank to much alcohol and when I look back I was on a path of self destruction. So when I turned a leaf and signed up for my first Ironman ‘then’ decided to change my ways described above, people even told me or laughed in my face that I was kidding myself and couldn’t do an Ironman… This is my story to hopefully encourage others, Ironman motto after all is “Anything Is Possible”!

So You Want To Do An Ironman

You’ve been inspired to do Ironman next year. Join this webinar to find out:
– What is involved.
– How to periodise your training.
– How to balance your life.

How Mark Got Ironman Success

When I started to look for a coach for finishing an Ironman I looked Ray as I had already experienced his coaching and training style. We started with a phone consult where we discussed what my goals were how he ran his training for an event like this and what coaching package would best suit what I wanted to achieve so I went with the Team Qwik Kiwi. Ray understands the needs of life and can tailor your training around your individual needs, I work shift work on an 8 day week so training was written to suit this. As it is a long process to train for an Ironman Ray uploaded my training week by week and could tailor it to suit changes in my roster, fatigue levels, or if I had any injuries/or niggles. My intention was to do it once but I decided to carry on training for another year to complete Ironman twice along with a number of other events along the way including the Taupo 70.3 Half Ironman in 2017 and 2018.

Ultrahumps: Swim Across Lake Taupo

The last event of the Erin Baker Award is the Swim Across Lake Taupo before one continues to the Cameron Brown Award, the difference is the addition of Ironman NZ. So in summary for the 5 events I completed the Taupo Half Marathon in August, the Around Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in November, the Kinloch Triathlon in February, and now the Across Lake Taupo Swim also in February. This has all been on top of the 3 events that made up the Iron Maori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series. So how did the Swim Across Lake Taupo go…

Thursday Training Plan: Going from Rotorua Half 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 the Rotorua Half and stepped up and completed Ironman NZ. Designed for Intermediate triathletes who…

Ultrahumps – Sight for Sore Eyes

Hi Team Welcome to Blog # 39. This week has been a mixed week of training due to a change of work location for the week and a serious eye infection which kept me out of the pool from Monday.  I purchased…

UltraHumps: Ironman Reflection

Hi Blog Followers Welcome to blog # 35… The journey gets closer as it’s now less than nine weeks to go until I back up the three Half Ironman events over three consecutive weekends, the two Ironman distance events over two weekends and finish off…

Helen’s Ironman Experience

Being my first NZ Ironman event my plan was to arrive in Taupo with time for checking out both the bike and run courses, while having time to “relax” and soak up the vibe of what this event is like.

UltraHumps: Tough Day At Ironman Taupo

Hi Blog Followers and welcome to Blog # 34. A HARD DAY OUT! Well I did it.  The 2 of 2 from my 3+2+1=Charity is now complete, having finished the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand two weeks after completing the…

UltraHumps: 2 Down 1 To Go (For Now)!!

Hi Blog Followers Well out of the 3 for the 3+2+1=Charity I have now completed 2 of the 3 Half Ironman events over 3 consecutive weekends.  Last weekend (3 December 2016) was the IronMaori Half Ironman in Napier and this weekend…

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