”would you rather be coached by someone who read a book,
or by the coach who wrote the book?“

who needs a coach?

"Without bragging, the total amount of training I did in my career was the equivalent of circling the globe nine times! More than 220,000 miles were logged. That's around 22,000 hours of training, over twice what experts say you need to master your craft! And with that amount of time I tried just about every combination of blending swimming, cycling and running, speed work and base training, rest and tapering. There are three reasons I could have used a coach, and the same three apply today."

Mark Allen


a second opinion

The person with the most skewed perspective on where your triathlon fitness level is at, and which direction it's headed will always be you. How many times have you questioned whether you are doing too much, or too little? How many times have you wished you had someone with real experience that you trust to tell you what you need to do to accomplish your dreams?

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 forty-hours a week at work, additional family commitments before and after that, and a whole list of priorities that are not about training. And even though having a great experience in the sport can be a priority, many triathletes train in ways…

evolving the ideal

staying the course

No matter what any triathlete, article or book tells you, there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" training program. Age, experience and life circumstances can make the “ideal” training program look very different year to year even for the same person! Of course a wise starting plan must be put in place. But from there, the signs along the road of training....