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Clatters Chatter: Injury Woes

‘NO!!!’, I have picked up an injury. This week has been all about rest and recovery and trying to get fit and well. I will talk about today how vital rest is and why it is so important in our…

Intensity For Running

Intensity is the key to the success of your running. By training at the correct intensities, we can manipulate the physiological responses your body gets. This will generate the greatest improvement from where your running fitness currently is.

Clatters Chatter: A Fun And Hard Training Session

For today’s post, I will be talking about one of my favorite training sessions. I would like to discuss why I love this type of training and why this specific workout, what the benefits are and lastly what I did…

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…

Clatters Chatter: Training So Far

Well this week is my third week under Coach Ray. Being under his wing has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I have enjoyed every minute so far. Today I will be discussing about some interesting things that have happened…

Clatters Chatter: A New Approach On Training

‘Beep, Beep’. The alarm goes at 4:30am. “time to hit the pool” my mind excitedly rings. After 2 hours of intense swimming, I head 20km to school on my bike. Never a break, no rest as this is what the pro’s do. “I want to be the best!” I was so dedicated and wanting to make it pro, I forgot about my body and my Hauroa and was slowly wasting away. My body was crying for help inside, but I never listened. After having multiple coaches and never listening, I decided I needed someone who can help my parents and myself monitor me. This is when I met Coach Ray.

Lisa’s Journey, Week 20: In Sickness and In Health…

What a week!  Luckily I went for eight whole minutes and 33 seconds longer on my midweek bike ride, because I’ve done sweet f.a. since. I had a sick kid come home from school camp, and just when it looked…

Lisa’s Journey Week 4: I’m on the road again… (you can sing it if you like)!!!

Only a week on from my last blog (I’m suppose to have it into Ray on Friday’s, whoops it’s Monday), but I am making progress!! I’ve broken through the “I can’t run on the road” mental barrier this week.  My…

Thursday Training Plan: 10k RUNNING Training Plan (BEGINNER 8 week Plan – Start Anytime Reusable)

With the 10km running races getting more and more popular, I’ve got a training plan for beginner runners wanting to complete a 10km running race.  This training plan can start anytime and be reused whenever you want.

Coach Ray’s Sufferings: I Get Over One Thing Then Get Struck Down With Another!!!

Last week I slowly started getting back into training after my mountain bike crash, and so that was my plan to continue that through this week. I was up in Auckland for a week of professional development and with traffic considerations I…

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