Font-Romeu , France
English, Spanish, French
I think good coaching is about making the best possible decisions for the athlete. To make those decisions we use insights from science, technology and data but, perhaps more importantly, we must also consider the information we get from the athletes themselves, their daily life, habits, motivations, and sensations during training. With that information, we can work to learn what works best for each individual athlete and build the best training program to help them reach their goals.
I have been studying the art and the science behind endurance sports for more than a decade, leading to the completion of a Ph.D. on Performance Factors of Ultramarathon Running in 2021, focusing on running economy and fatigue. I am still an active researcher in the world of endurance sports, and I teach exercise physiology and training theory and practice to undergraduates and master’s students.
I started coaching in 2014 and I have been helping athletes achieve their goals in different endurance sports ever since, including road and trail running, cycling, and triathlon. I have coached them towards a variety of goals, ranging from finishing their first 100 km ultramarathon trail race to victories in regional races.
I also consult regularly with other endurance coaches, helping them better understand the physiology of endurance exercise and assisting them in building training plans for their athletes.