Coach Ray

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Marathon Training

Join the Tribe: Gold Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

The Gold Coast Marathon & Half Marathon is just over 16 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.
The 16 week programme for all these events starts on Monday 11-March, with options for beginners and intermediate runners to either complete or to aim for a PB.

Barb’s 2nd Place at the Arrowsmith High Country Marathon

My journey to running Arrowsmith Marathon started around four months ago after running as part of a team in the November 2017 Molesworth Relay.  I started wondering what challenge, if indeed any, I next wanted to set my sights on.  2017…

Getting More Out Of Your Long Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?…

Advance Your Progressive Long Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?…

Progressing Your Long Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?…

How to Spice Up Your Long Run

The majority of my athletes do their long run in the weekend and this is the perfect time to do it as most people have more time available. But are you sick of doing the same long boring steady run?…

Best of the Internet for Endurance Athletes: 18 Sep 16

Each Sunday I’ll post my ‘best of’ list in a number of categories from the inter-webs. Other weeks can be found here. Click on the images to link through to the article.

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.

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