The numbers participating in Triathlons and Ironman Events is increasing year on year. They are an excellent way for athletes of all fitness levels and backgrounds to push their bodies to new limits and test their abilities.
Once the decision to compete in a first triathlon is made you must then take the next step of developing a training plan, preferably with an experienced and knowledgeable coach.
No athlete has unlimited training time at their disposal, therefore it is essential to make the most out of the time available. Working with a coach ensures a highly customised training plan, specific to you. A coach maximises training efforts, as well as providing support, mentoring and guidance.
The main key for success in competing is building a solid base off of which to compete. This is where proper training and strategy from a coach is critical.
I have coached beginners and experienced athletes for many events; many to Half Ironman and Full Ironman success.