"Would you rather be coached by someone who read a book, or by the coach who wrote the book?"


who needs a coach?

Looking back over thirty years in triathlon, if I had one thing that I think would have made the biggest difference in my results would ave been a coach. In this regard there is no difference between someone who does one or two races a year, and a professional who races often and hard. There are three reasons I could have used a coach, and the same three apply today.

Mark Allen

the second opinion

The person with the most skewed perspective on where your triathlon fitness level is, and which direction it's headed will always be you. How many times has a workout, or race segment felt great to you, only to later find your actual time over the distance was a lot slower than you thought. When your actually training, leaving out travel, warm up, warm down, and getting your gear together....

The Matrix

lots of moving parts

Unless you're a full time professional, or a member of a National Team, you have a life that probably includes at least 40 hours at work, possibly has family commitments, and most likely a host of other commitments. Many triathletes schedule their workouts around these commitments, which immediately means you're unable to train effectively. A static schedule accomplishes only two objectives...

Trial By Error

the trials of errors

No matter what any triathlete, article or book tells you there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" training program. Some athletes respond well to short, intense workouts, some to longer slower work, and all possible combinations of both. Since we all started in the same place, our first triathlon. All of us learn (or not) by trial and error Without bragging the combined experience...