What My Therapist Taught Me About the Value Of Coaching

I have a therapist and I go see him once a week. I think everyone could benefit from a good therapist/counselor/shrink and I have learned a lot through that relationship. I had an appointment yesterday and then immediately went for a run, which is a great way to process things. One thing we talked about […]

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This Coaching Firm WILL be Different

In the fall of 1998, a young, naive Andrew set off for college totally unaware of what the future held.   A few weeks later I joined a fraternity.  Little did I know the impact that decision would have on the rest of my life.  People often think it is peculiar that I mention joining […]

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Is This True?

You know how sometimes the things that drive us crazy about other people are things we used to do ourselves (or still do)? I’m feeling that way today. Let me explain. I can get pretty obsessive about consuming blogs, books, and podcasts when I am interested in a subject. We are lucky to have such […]

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Analyzing Your Ironman Race File

Now that Chattanooga is behind us, we have a lot of race files to look at. We can compare how an athlete did versus their race plan and tell each athlete how well they executed their plan and how that impacted their race. All of this data is combined with the feedback we get from […]

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Why Year Round Training is Optimal for Meeting Your Goals

In the sport of triathlon, I frequently encourage athletes to always think six months ahead.  This doesn’t mean they focus too much on the future but instead, they should give some thought as to what they want to accomplish during the next phase of training and what it takes to get there.  In January it […]

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Why Power Trumps HR and RPE

In my last post, I discussed why I believe a power meter to be one of the best investments I ever made in this sport.  I am entering my 6th season of training and racing with power.  During that time, I have likely ridden over 15,000 miles.  One of the things a power meter does […]

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Nutrition Coaching

We have been getting more inquiries about Nutrition Coaching lately, so we thought it might be useful to write a blog about it. I absolutely love working with people on nutrition issues for many reasons, but mostly because it’s so fun to sit down with someone and hear the inevitable words “I heard things today […]

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Coaching FAQ- When to Start Using a Training Plan?

We get asked a lot of the same questions pretty frequently, but one of them that I think is worth discussing in detail goes something like this: I am swimming, biking, or running pretty much every day for about 30 minutes. Can I just keep doing this or should I start using a training plan? […]

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