How does your online coaching work?
You will receive several forms to complete, which allow me to get to know you and understand your ambitions and goals. Based on those goals, an annual/seasonal plan is provided. After a preparatory phase, you will undergo some testing protocols that will serve as a baseline and to show future improvements. The online training plan is provided utilizing TrainingPeaks software, and typically training periods of anywhere from 2-4 weeks are made available.
What is an ATP/annual training plan/season plan, and why do I need it?
The annual plan is an overview of how the training blocks are built and serves the purpose for you and me to agree on training hours per week. It also includes vacation time and recovery weeks. Therefore, there are no surprises to you and your family when more significant training weeks happen, and everybody can be prepared.
I have only done sprint triathlons, but want to participate in a Half Ironman. Can you help?
Yes! It depends on where you start, and it can take up to 20 weeks to train for a half Ironman to include a safe progression of workout intensities and keep you injury-free.
I have only done short run races and want to participate in a triathlon. Can you help?
Yes! If you basically know how to swim and bike, I can set you up with a beginner's program and guide you safely to complete your first sprint triathlon. We can build distances after that.
What if I get sick?
I have specific rules that apply when you get sick and will share a little pamphlet with you upon signing up with me. The ATP will get revised up to 2 times at no cost for extended illness.
Why do you require I wear a heart rate monitor?
Training intensities can vary substantially from beginning to end of a training program. To ensure you are dialed into proper training intensities, a heart rate monitor is an invaluable tool. A lot of beginning and intermediate athletes have difficulty in adequately assigning a rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and will not challenge themselves enough and/or challenge themselves too much.
Why should I hire you as my coach?
A coach is someone who makes you do what you never want to do and see what you never want to see so that you can be who you always wanted to be. - Tom Landry
Very few athletes actually need one-one-coaching, but everybody needs to have a training plan. There certainly are a lot of freely available training plans on the web, but how do you know which one to choose? Which one is the right one for you? As a coach, I have years of experience and can guide, challenge, and advance you at your level. I have trained elite athletes, as well as absolute beginners and everyone in between to successfully reach their goals.
How can you coach me if we don't live in the same city?
Again, very few athletes actually need one-one-coaching, but everybody needs to have a training plan. I provide my training plans online through TrainingPeaks software, independent of location, time zone, or even hemisphere.
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