- 1 Should you get a triathlon coach?
- 2 When should you start training for a triathlon?
- 3 How do you start a triathlon coaching?
- 4 What should I look for in a triathlon coach?
- 5 Can you do an Ironman without a coach?
- 6 Are training Peaks plans worth it?
- 7 Can I train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
- 8 How many hours a week do triathletes train?
- 9 How fit do you need to be to do a triathlon?
- 10 What does a triathlon coach do?
- 11 How do I find a triathlon coach?
- 12 How do I become a USAT member?
- 13 What a coach should not do?
- 14 What are the qualities of a good coach?
- 15 What makes a good coach or mentor?
Should you get a triathlon coach?
Hiring a coach will be great not only for your performance but also to help you monitor your training and progression. A coach should… Be there to listen to you when things are going well, but also not so well. Training for an Ironman is a long road, so this support can be crucial in keeping you motivated and on track.
When should you start training for a triathlon?
When to begin: In general, if you are aiming to complete your first sprint triathlon, plan for at least 12 weeks of training prior to your event. If you are very healthy, physically fit, and familiar with swimming, biking and running, an 8-week build program could be sufficient.
How do you start a triathlon coaching?
How to become a triathlon coach
- Do it for the right reasons.
- Don’t go all-in, to begin with.
- Find a mentor (a coach for a coach)
- Go back to school.
- Get certified.
- Don’t forget about the business side of coaching.
- Create a professional working environment.
- Build your authority, not just your expertise.
What should I look for in a triathlon coach?
When hiring a coach, start by asking your triathlon friends and local shops for recommendations, or go through a directory such as on TrainingPeaks or a national governing body (NBG) coach directory.
- Knowledge and Credentials.
Can you do an Ironman without a coach?
The short answer is, sure, of course you can train with friends. However, be wary of simply following their workouts. Every athlete has different needs, goals, strengths, and weaknesses. Relying on your friends’ training schedules means the individualization for your specific needs is lost.
Are training Peaks plans worth it?
Yes, it’s worth it. Allows you to plan/enter future training and cycles etc, you can buy training plans and load in and move around the workouts to suit which you can’t do in free membership etc. Plus many other useful things.
Can I train for a triathlon in 4 weeks?
Sprint Training Plan: The Program This sprint training plan begins six weeks prior to your first sprint triathlon. Before starting, you should be generally aerobically fit and able to swim, bike and run. Weeks 4 and 5 continue to focus on race-pace fitness, and will give you practice running off the bike.
How many hours a week do triathletes train?
The truth is that most age group triathletes excel with around 9-14 hours per week of training. You can accomplish a lot with 10 hours a week if you stay focused, put everything into your intervals and cut out all the junk miles and wasted time like long bike stop groups and hanging out in the locker room to talk.
How fit do you need to be to do a triathlon?
You should be comfortable training up to 75% of standard-distance triathlon in each of the disciplines. As standard-distance is a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run, we’re talking a 1.125km swim, 30km bike and 7.5km run. If you can, you’ll certainly have the fitness to put it all together in an event.
What does a triathlon coach do?
Having a coach is about helping you train wisely and being there to give you the best experience possible in your triathlon journey. They guide you in what to do in your training. A coach is your accountability to help keep you on track with it.
How do I find a triathlon coach?
If you would like to verify someone’s coaching status, please email [email protected] Coaches, be sure to enter your information in your USA Triathlon membership account to display in the Find a Coach directory. For further instructions, please email [email protected]
How do I become a USAT member?
Purchase an Annual Membership by visiting our Membership Hub
- Purchase is possible when registering for a race that uses a Real Time Account Verification (RTAV) registration company.
- Paper application at your race packet pick up (anticipate a 6 week time frame for processing).
What a coach should not do?
8 Coaching Do’s And Don’ts
- Telling Others What To Do. Simply “telling” your staff members they need to be better at communicating, working harder or accomplishing another goal is not coaching!
- Not Creating Deadlines.
- Not Being Consistent.
- Be Lackluster.
What are the qualities of a good coach?
A good coach is positive, enthusiastic, supportive, trusting, focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient and a clear communicator.
What makes a good coach or mentor?
Coaching/ mentoring experience: A great coach-mentor will have plenty of coaching experience. Business acumen: They need to have had experience in business leadership and they need to really understand the financial side. They’ll probably have had experience of leading through change and of driving growth.