Coach Ray

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Tri Swim Trianing

Saturday Swim Session: Utilising the Pull Buoy To Improve Your Swimming

The Pull Buoy is a great tool (that is often over relied upon) to enhance your swimming. The biggest benefit comes from your ability to the focus on your arms whilst using it, rather than relying on it to float your legs higher. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By Sprints To Bring The Speed

Including a number of short intense reps after with a shortish rest period will develop your sustained speed (but not your pure speed). This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 8

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 7

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 5

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2000 and am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including…

12 Weeks to an Iron-Distance Swim PB: Week 4

Over the coming 12 weeks I will post a series of workouts building your swim fitness as you prepare for either Challenge Wanaka (18 Feb) or Ironman NZ (04 Mar). I am a multiple Iron-distance finisher including doing both these events…

Saturday Swim Session: Broken Sets

These session will develop your swimming speed and stamina concurrently by combining both components of fitness with in the one workout. Use them to swim faster in your next triathlon.

Saturday Swim Sessions – 4 Weeks to a Faster 1,500m with only 4km per Week: Week 4

This is the final post out of a four part series to improve your 1,500m swim time over 4 weeks with only 4km of swimming per week. The first one can be found here, the second here and the third can be found…

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