Before coaching ever begins, there will be an initial phone call or meeting to ask important questions before moving forward.
After this initial contact, you will complete a thorough athlete questionnaire and coaching agreement.
Then, after some field testing, we will begin working on your training schedule based on your goals and races.
How will Drive Multisport coach me?
Generally speaking, I like to work with an athlete long enough to help them realize their goals. This is normally for an entire year or racing season. Once your training and/or racing goals are established, I will build your training in one or two week blocks. I’ll make changes as life gets in the way, and give you performance feedback based on your workouts.
Communication between the two of us is key! The frequency and intensity of your training will depend on your athletic background, training and/ or racing goals, and time constraints due to family and work.
I work with local-regional athletes one-on-one through our swim, bike, and run skill sessions. But I can, and frequently do, coach athletes in any geographic location. A majority of the coach-athlete interaction will be through e-mail, telephone calls, text messaging and through the Training Peaks software itself. Because of advances in technology such as training software, e-mail, smart phones, and communication applications such as Skype and Facetime, I can coach athletes who live locally, or all around the world. This “virtual coaching” has become the new normal in the world of endurance sport coaching over the past several years, and with great success.
What will I need?
For triathlon coaching, we will assume you already have the basics like a bike, as well as swim, bike, and run gear. You will also need regular access to a swimming pool, and a safe place to ride and run. Access to a running track can also be helpful for speed workouts. Outside of that, you will need a device (watch) with GPS and a heart rate monitor for all three sports to record and upload your activities into Training Peaks.
In addition to the above, we strongly recommend you have an indoor trainer, as well as a power meter for your bike. Both can yield more improvement in your cycling fitness, quicker, as well as enhancing the overall coaching and training experience.