'Your first step towards your winning line'


WHAT IS A PERSONAL COACH?


Vicky Jowett interview

Vicky Jowett interview


A coach is someone who can support you towards our goals.  Often we know what to do but need a second opinion.  Sometimes we get so involved we don't keep things in perspective possibly worrying we've not done enough training.  When it all goes 'pear' shaped then sometimes it's good to have someone who can help you stay on track.

A coach needs to start by finding out what you want to achieve?  Perhaps it's your first Ironman or you want to achieve a GB age group place.  You might just want to be able to enjoy training and race whenever you feel like it.

The coach will create a training plan which takes account of your lifestyle.  itriwetri training plans are not highly complex, we like to keep it simple.  We  occasionally watch you swim, bike and run so we can help you become a beautiful runner, effective cyclist or smooth swimmer.  Technique is everything in our eyes.  Each time you complete a training session you fill in a training diary online so we can keep track of your progress. We use Training Peaks which will synchronise with a Garmin cycle computer or training watch. The data will help us fine tune your training each week.  It also helps us spot the warning signs that you might be about to suffer an injury or illness.  Each week we have a chat over skype or phone to review what you've achieved and plan the forthcoming sessions.

There are many research articles which show that discussing your plans and progress each week will always make you a better athlete. back