Coach Ray

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Run Training

Clatters Chatter: A New Problem

When you find out something is wrong with you, your first reactions are always negative and you begin to think what will I do now? These are the first thoughts that went through my mind when I got the blood…

Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: It’s Race Time!

As the title suggests it is my first triathlon of the year this coming weekend. Actually as you read this I would have already (hopefully) smashed it! Well I’m really excited about this race and I have reason for it….

Friday Fartlek Run: MAF Test

  This session is a great way to assess your Maximal Aerobic Function and how efficient you are. The MAF Test can be accredited to Phil Maffetone who coached Mark Allen who won the Hawaii Ironman six times. Although I don’t prescribe…

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….

Friday Fartlek: The Michigan

This session is a great way to develop the ability to maintain your running speed and have a bit of a kick at the end of it. This session is credited to coach Ron Warhurst from the University of Michigan track team. Nick…

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.

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