For my entire 5 years in triathlon I’ve been self-coached. That doesn’t mean that nobody’s helped me, but I’ve never had a coach. In this video I don’t actually give you a plan because that will be very dependant on your time and goals. If you want to see a sample of my weeks check out Vlog 002 where I show what my training week at the time looked like. Also, you can see all my workouts on Strava. Instead, I’ve put together 4 tips for anyone considering going the self-coaching route: 1. Get Trainer Road. 2. Ask other athletes for help. 3. Be honest with your self. 4. Write your plan down.
Self coaching isn’t for everyone, but it can be a fun and rewarding way to grow as an athlete.
Sunday was race day at Ironman Mont Tremblant. It was a day that went so well, until it didn’t. I had a good swim, worked my way up to 4th with the 3rd fastest bike split, and was holding onto 4th until things unravelled around 30k into my run. I was ultimately stopped and checked by the on course medics, and was allowed to finish provided I walked it in. I had high hopes of this race, so the result was disappointing, but I will learn from this to be better next time. I want to say thanks to the other athletes that ran by me when I was struggling and asked if I was alright, and also to the on course medical who kept an eye on me.
I show you what the day before an Ironman look like for me and give my thoughts on tomorrow’s race. I also speak to my very generous home stay hosts Valerie & Danny about what Ironman Mont Tremblant means to the local community.
Thursday in Mont Tremblant was a busy day with a couple workouts, checking-in to the race, and strolling around the expo. I had a chance to speak with Skechers Performance, STAC Performance, Naak, and D’Ornellas. Also, I talked to Alex VanderLinden, 70.3 specialist, about his Ironman debut, and Matthew Shanks who is doing his 15th Ironman race and aiming for a top 10.