My coaching philosophy is simple- CONSISTENCY, EXECUTION with an emphasis on NUTRITION.
Consistent training over time is the key to improvement in triathlon. Too often athletes bounce between bursts of hard training followed by burn out. Consistency involves developing a plan with each athlete that fits into the context of his or her life in order to motivate him or her to stay on track each day. I know first hand that it can be very difficult to fit training in around work, family, and social commitments, therefore I place great emphasis on setting a realistic plan and, when necessary, being flexible without losing momentum.
Execution is the next key. Great training to become extremely fit is clearly important in order to race to one’s potential, however, it can all be for naught if one does not execute on race day. Helping athletes devise a race plan to encompass proper pacing, tactics and nutrition are paramount to ensure that my athletes perform on race day.
Finally, the foundation to achieving both consistency and execution is nutrition. Too often athletes neglect good nutrition because they are not aware of the consequences of poor nutrition or simply because they do not know what foods and supplements they should be using both during training and on race day.
Much of my experience as a coach has come from personal experience demonstrated by my sharp trajectory of improvement and from the examples set by my own coaches- Scott Molina and Tim DeBoom, both are legends of triathlon. I worked with Scott for 3 years from 2004 to 2007 and I have worked with Tim since. I am also certified as a USAT level one coach and have access to a number of coaching best practices in Boulder, CO where I live.
When I began triathlon, I lived in New York City, had a demanding job on Wall Street and, within the year, had a baby. I know the riggers of trying to find balance between the demands of life while maximizing time to train. My role as a coach is to help guide you through the process by developing a schedule that prioritizes workouts most beneficial to you while making training time as efficient and fun as possible.
I am looking to work with athletes who are serious about triathlon and fully committed to reaching their potential given their particular life situation.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss working together.