Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you work with International Athletes?

Yes! With technology today I work with athletes around the world.  Signing up for coaching also includes a Training Peaks account if you do not already have one so I can give you training sessions and receive feed back on how the sessions went.

What can I expect?

First steps after you click the "Free Consultation" button below is I will be in touch to set up just that.  Its an opportunity to chat about your goals and targets along with your strengths and weaknesses and expectations.  Once you sign on I will send you a form to get more information on your previous race or training experience and set up a plan based on our conversation and the information you provide.  From there I will set you up with a Training Peaks account if you do not already have one and I will populate your training sessions on a weekly basis and modify as necessary.

What are the triathlon distances?

• Ironman: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

• Half Ironman: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

• Olympic Distance: 1500 meter (.93 mile) swim, 40k (24.8 mile) bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run

• Sprint Distance: 500-750 meter swim, 20km bike, 5km run.

Whichever distance is your goal, I'm here to help you have your best race day.

Do I need to have a strong background in one of the sports?

Absolutely not.  I know from experience.  I started running about 6 months before I decided to do a triathlon, and started swimming/biking about 10 weeks before my first Triathlon.  So if you want to do a triathlon, you absolutely can regardless of your athletic background (or lack there of like I had).  You may find you take to 1 or 2 of the 3 sports easier than the other, but with time and training you can reach the finish line.

Why work with a triathlon Coach?

Hiring a coach can make the world of a difference - not only with planning workouts, but also with keeping you motivated and on track.  A coach can assess when to push harder and when to let your body recover to absorb the training. If you're new to triathlon a coach can help navigate the complexities of training and recovery as well as race day execution and save you from making many of the first triathlon mistakes.

Am I too slow for a coach?

No!  A coach can help you reach your potential or just make race day more enjoyable by ensuring you are ready to tackle the distance.  It doesn't matter your speed or experience, if you are confident and know you are training properly and your nutrition is correct race day can be a time to push your limits or just enjoy the day and take in the finish line instead of worrying about if you will be able to complete the race.