Triathlon Coaching

From remote managed training plans to understanding the best gear, having a coach to support the triathlon journey can make a huge difference in your triathlon journey.

Empowering Goal Oriented Triathletes: A Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy centers on creating a supportive and encouraging environment where new and developing triathletes can thrive. I believe that triathlon training should be a journey of self-development and is ultimately a challenge against your past and future self.

Through personalized training plans and technique analysis, I guide athletes to achieve their goals, whether it’s completing their first triathlon or reaching a personal best. To ensure progress and celebrate milestones, I utilize the power of goal setting and objective feedback. We work together to establish clear, measurable goals that are specific, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART goals) that are based on current training techniques and your personal background.

Training tracking tools and wearable technology become valuable allies in this process. By monitoring key metrics like pace, distance, and heart rate, we can assess progress towards goals and adjust the training plan accordingly. This data-driven approach fosters confidence and motivation, keeping athletes engaged and excited about their triathlon journey.

Meet Coach Chris

My name is Chris and I have been racing triathlons for more than 20 years including sprint events, off-road events, and longer 70.3 road races in addition to marathon and ultra-marathon runs. This experience of interacting with the triathlon community and lessons picked up from each new event serve the basis of goal to help others achieve their goals in triathlon.

I am still an active racing, participating in multiple events a year. In addition my focus on the sport includes serving as a USA Triathlon Race Official, leading a corporate team as a captain, and researching new technology and products that benefit the support. Many of the learnings from this research are shared on this site!

Riding in a pain cave in the garage on an indoor zwift trainer

I am based in Orange County California but take pride in being able to share information, instruction, and training plans remotely to athletes wherever they are.

Read More From Coach Chris

  • Triathlon Dismount Guide – Rules for safety and speed

    Triathlon Dismount Guide – Rules for safety and speed

    Recently at a T100 in Singapore a top pro, Alistair Brownlee, was assessed a 30 second time penalty for a dismount infraction. In the slo motion replay it seems apparent that Brownlee’s foot is on the red dismount line area by about 1-2 inches. His response to the penalty was mature and measured, as reported…

  • What is a “Pain Cave” in Triathlon Training

    What is a “Pain Cave” in Triathlon Training

    The pain cave is not a physical location, but rather a state of mind—one that every triathlete encounters during intense training sessions. It’s that moment when your muscles ache, your lungs burn, and your mind starts to question why you ever decided to take up this sport. It’s where you push past your limits, confront…

  • Track Cycling – Sample Session at Olympic Venue Velodrome in Los Angeles

    Track Cycling – Sample Session at Olympic Venue Velodrome in Los Angeles

    As a amateur adult athlete I have tried a number of events over the years including short and long distance triathlons, road running races, ultramarathon trail races, and even obstacle races. Still, one style of racing that always looked amazing was track cycling. Track cycling is an olympic sport but otherwise is not super popular…