Whole-istic

I use a comprehensive approach to triathlon training- body, mind, energy and nutrition.

After all, we are whole people why only train certain parts?

whole: a thing that is complete in itself.
— Websters Dictionary
 
 
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Body

Developing cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength is the cornerstone of any triathlon training program. I work with you to develop training plans that are achievable, measurable, and specific to your race goals. Plans cover the three disciplines of swim, bike, run as well as combo workouts (called ‘bricks’) and consistent strength/core training. We’ll start with an assessment of your current fitness and discuss your race goals. From there, every step is mapped out for from Day 1 to Race Day. I use tools like TrainingPeaks to deliver digital training plans and track your progress.


Mind & Energy

Mental fortitude is what gets you through the tough parts of triathlons as much (or more than) your physical endurance. We work together to uncover limiting beliefs and mental blocks around your performance using a technique called CoreEnergy(TM) Coaching.

Everyone - including pro athletes - invest time sharpening their mental edge because it can make the difference between a tough day and a great one. Other tools may include mindfulness training, introduction to the practice of meditation, personalized mantras, and assessments such as the Energy Leadership Index. Active recovery is also a critical aspect of mind & energy restoration so guided “rest days” are part of every week’s training plan.

Ohmmmm. So peaceful.

Ohmmmm. So peaceful.


Don’t you get SO hungry looking at this picture?

Don’t you get SO hungry looking at this picture?

Nutrition

Despite the number of “high performance” diets available these days, nutrition can be more of an afterthought than part of a formal training plan.

I believe that balanced diet, rich both in macronutrients and micronutrients, is essentially to successful endurance training. Simply put: long weeks of hard physical and mental effort demand healthy fuel in the right quantities.

I don’t subscribe to fad diets. I believe carbs and fat and protein are all essential components of training and race nutrition. I work with athletes to tailor nutrition plans by delving into both my Ironman Coach training as well as my personal culinary experience (and recipe stash!). And, yes, you can have dessert.

So, how does this work?

I do not create boilerplate training plans.

Each plan and approach is customized for the athlete based on their unique skills, resources, time availability, fitness, and race goals.

Pricing is also determined on an athlete by athlete basis.

First step: book initial consultation with me here.

Have questions? Great! I love questions.

Click here to send me a note.

 

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy - I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
— Art Williams

About Me

 
 

I started coaching because I know what it feels like to have a big, scary goal of finishing an Ironman and not knowing where to start.

I'm 42 years old, professional coach, cancer survivor, "dog mom of two", an entrepreneur and a foodie.

I've been competing in triathlons for the past 13 years - everything from sprints to full Ironman 140.6 races - and recently started my full-time coaching practice.

Back then, I coached myself from "couch potato" to the Ironman Florida finish line over the course of 10 months - so I also know what it takes to find that motivation each day when you're already balancing a busy schedule and life.

In addition to my IM coaching certification, I have a Ph.D. in pathology from University of North Carolina, am a Professional CoreEnergy(TM) Coach and an Energy Leadership Index(TM) Master Practitioner - so you can see I truly love coaching!