Colin Gibson   Ares Racing

I have two guidelines

-Steady growth from low to moderate training volume. That means high quality sessions and no junk mileage.

-No injuries. I go to great lengths to work with athletes in a way that they don't get injured. I consider each individual injury to be a personal failing on my part.

I enjoy working with athletes who are excited about their goals and ready to try new things. I don't care how fast or slow you are when I meet you, I care how excited you are and where you want to go!


My background is in competitive swimming and draft legal format triathlons. I have coached at the collegiate level and have worked with teams and individuals, men and women, and people fast and slow. I enjoy working with anyone who is excited about a goal; I will find your excitement contagious and good things will follow. Below are some statements I hold as axioms, some of my personal racing accomplishments, and some accomplishments of athletes I have coached.

-Injuries indicate a major failing of a coach and are unacceptable. When they occur it's important to understand why and make sure it doesn't happen again.
-Strength training is important, especially for everyone who isn't male aged 20-25.
-Swimming is all about technique.
-Your cycling FTP can and should continuously rise (via the appropriate training).
-Running injuries are frequent but avoidable.
-Quality training is better than voluminous training.

  • 342w FTP (5 W/kg)
  • 5:23s/ 500y with 13 strokes per lap
  • 15:55s/ 5k run
  • 2017 Draft Legal Duathlon World Championship: F 20-24, 4th, M 20-24, 10th


Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, Swimming, Personal Training



Athlete Requirements

I am fortunate to work with a few professional caliber athletes, but I don't seek them out. I look for athlete's with good attitudes and genuine enthusiasm for challenges; the rest follows.


1610 Escalero rd
Santa Rosa, CA
United States