Coach Ray

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Marathon Training New Zealand

How to Prepare for the Buller Half, Full Marathon or Relay

n this FREE Webinar, Coach Ray will explain how to best prepare for the Buller Half and Full Marathon’s or the relay event.
Including setting training intensities to get the most out of your training, and how to structure your training to get your best result.

Friday Fartlek Run: Eliud Kipchoge’s Track Session before #INEOS159

Building consistency at race pace is an important skill for all runners regardless of race distance. This is a session Eliud Kipchoge did a couple of weeks ago in the build up to this weekends attempt at running a marathon under 2 hours. This session is great for runners and triathletes running events up to Marathon distance and longer.

How Jamie Took Over 2 Minutes Off His 5km Time In Only 4 Weeks

Jamie came to me wanting to improve his running and stay injury free for ultra-running events. he has a few goals lined up in the coming 12 months.

I’ve set up a structured programme for him that is going to progress him towards his goals. Like most busy people holding down a full time job and have a family that they need to spend time with he has struggled in the past with fitting his training in and then has ended up winging it on event day.

Beginner Training Ironman Training Marathon & Half Marathon's Nutrition Triathlon Training

How to Fuel For a Half Marathon

This post started out as an email response to a question about fuelling for a half marathon: Previous advice during a race is not to drink the sugary electrolyte drinks and stick with the water. This stops the energy system…

The Tarawera 50km Off Road Race

I like big hairy audacious goals, the ones that scare you to bits.  The ones that in the back of your mind you are scared you may not achieve, but it keeps you going.  So I chose the Tarawera 50km.

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….

The Goat Tongariro

It’s not for the faint hearted!  It’s tough. One of the toughest off-road runs in New Zealand and I love it! From Whakapapa ski field to Turoa ski field across the mountain.

Client Stories

Kepler Challenge – What an Adventure

Heather wrote an article a few weeks ago about her training in the great outdoors as she trained for the Kepler Challenge. This is her race report for the Kepler. I was expecting to do the event in about 10…

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