Coaching?

I am pretty much the epitome of a rookie when it come to triathlons. I haven’t really even raced competitively in a cycling or swimming event. I am extremely passion about getting to my first tri and really being great. 

Everyone has there reasoning for competing in a triathlon or making it a part of their lives and competively racing. I want to be part of the latter. However, are these just visions of grandeur, is my mind running ahead of my actual capabilities as an athlete? That is a scary question. I know that in every situation mentally and physically straining I have overcome and persevered where others faltered. I can say that with confidence, I know that my own will can get me through. I just want some direction some solid training. I want to add onto my will and partner that will the some skill. 

So here is my question. Am I ready for a coach? I have a quoted prove of $350 a month and this would include training and nutritional plan as well as heart zone specifics for each workout. Does this sound like a good plan?? Curious and excited to hear your responses!

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2 thoughts on “Coaching?

  1. I think everyone can benefit from a coach, with a solid base you can complete a triathlon of most any distance. If you are ready and are committed you will get faster and stronger from having a coach. I would think you are getting a lot for that price, most coaching I know run about $200-$250 a month. The biggest thing in hiring a coach is not the money but the trust you have in the coach to get you were you want to be, listen to him or her and do the plan.

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  2. My 40-something-year-old cousin who has done a few triathlons insists a coach is the best investment you can make. I have never done a tri but had a running coach once for a big race. I felt so-so about the experience because I didn’t do as well as I intended, but it was more my fault than his. When things weren’t going well, I should have said something yet I kept silent. The lesson I took from that was: if you spend a bunch of money on something like that, keep the communication flowing both ways so you get your money’s worth.

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