Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Ironman Taupo

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.

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…

Thursday Training Plan: Did You Do IronMaori? Are You Stepping Up 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 modified IronMaori and stepped up and completed Ironman NZ. Designed for Intermediate triathletes who…

UltraHumps Journey to Cameron Brown Award and Iron Maori Legend Series

Hi team, Since my last blog I have attended a family celebration of my mother’s 75th, a family wedding, and I am now on holiday with Mel in the United States.  This is a holiday we have had to plan…

Helen’s Ironman Experience

Saturday, 3 March 2018 – IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND, Taupo Trying to write this event report still seems somewhat surreal. After three consecutive attempts to officially finish an ultra-distance triathlon – the first being Challenge Wanaka in 2016, NZ Ironman in…

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…

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