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UltraHumps: 3rd Consecutive Challenge – Body For Life Challenge

Hello Blog Followers and welcome to my weekly blog where I have found another challenge to test myself. You will be aware from previous blogs, that at present I am conducting two challenges, all in the name of a free…

UltraHumps: Desert Rider

As the readers of the fabulous Qwik Kiwi blogs will know, I am in a location where you have to train with making do with what you have. So apart from sticking to a gym with aircon due to the…

UltraHumps: 1000 Km Challenge

A recent article (blog) I wrote on 23 April 2019 was called ‘UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge‘. This challenge, which I came across in the gym whilst overseas for a number of months, was to simply climb the…

UltraHumps – Jacobs Ladder 7 Peaks Challenge

With being overseas for a number of months, one often finds themselves wondering what training can be done when events are generally off the cards. You can always bet the Physical Training Instructor (PTI), which Coach Ray is also highly…

UltraHumps: Finding Ultraman with Qwik Kiwi’s Coach Ray

My previous two articles are a preparation for this one, with the first article indicating my journey to my first Ironman, showing ‘you’ can do it; and the second article telling how I ‘fell off the wagon’ in life, but…

Coach Ray’s Suffering: Dilemmas & Wairua Warrior Training

I’ve still got no idea what I’ll do next. I’m keen to get up to Rotorua and offer to pace the marathon as I have done many times. I want to do the Christchurch marathon and/or the Wellington or Nelson…

Coach Ray’s Suffering: All Good Things Must Come To An End

Follow me on my Half Ironman Buller Marathon training and #100DaysOfTri journey’s concurrently. Here is how my week unfolded. This week started off really well, but then things started going downhill.  After some nights of poor sleep and the accumulation of training fatigue,…

Coach Ray’s Suffering: Big Week Prior to Taper

Follow me on my Half Ironman Buller Marathon training and #100DaysOfTri journey’s concurrently. Here is how my week unfolded. This week is my biggest training week before cutting back a bit next week and a full taper the following week. Also with…

Coach Ray’s Suffering: A Week with the Kids

Follow me on my Half Ironman marathon training and #100DaysOfTri journey’s concurrently. Here is how my week unfolded. Now that I’ve committed to running the Buller Marathon, that is where my training is focused. This week my partner and I took a…

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