If you're getting into triathlon or just preparing for a sprint distance triathlon or an Ironman, training for three disciplines can be overwhelming.
Hiring a coach can make a big difference to your journey, not only by assisting with planning workouts, but also with keeping you motivated. A good coach will know when to push you harder and also when to take the pressure off with regards to workouts, which will vary based on their experience level.
For a beginner triathlete, a good coach can serve as a mentor. For athletes who might understand how to build a training schedule, it can be difficult to make the right decisions. Your coach serves as a fatigue manager - removed from the emotional attachment of training and races and can be objective in figuring out both hard workouts and rest days.
Additionally, your coach can serve as a sounding board, provide a second opinion on what to do and not to do when it comes to training and even race choices. You can focus on the training and let your coach do the heavy lifting on the side and plan your training and monitor your progress.
Do your homework, but be realistic. Hiring a coach is a good idea, but it’s important to ensure the relationship will work out. If it doesn’t, you need an exit strategy. Find a coach that is good at communication, is responsive, can provide you with an individualized program and one that has purpose ie. they are able to explain the reasons for a specific workout or session.
Troisport is neither affiliated to nor endorses any specific coach as they are independent of our business and it is largely a matter of personal choice and/or circumstances that will inform which coach is likely to be suitable. We can however recommend a coach based on direct individual enquiry and/or requests, based on a detailed discussion to understand personal circumstances.
Below is a list of coaches that have requested us to list them or those we have dealt with directly in the past.
If you would like to be listed below, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with all your details.
- Travis Campbell - email@example.com
- Luce Zelenkova - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeanne Greef - email@example.com
- Phillip Van Der Leeuw - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audrey Seale - email@example.com
- Nick de Meyer - firstname.lastname@example.org