Austin, TX , United States
I have been working with cyclists and triathletes for several years now and I have usually just focused on developing my service through word of mouth. Over the last 5 years, I have grown my experience in Austin, TX and have worked with short course and long course triathletes, road and MTB cyclists and a few adventure racing or single sport competitors. I specialize in supporting busy working adults who have goals but also a busy life that makes meeting those goals difficult.
I spent several years racing downhill MTB reaching the elite national circuit, but suffered a terrible injury at the 1996 U.S. Championships. Cycling then took a backseat to school and recovery over the next year and a half before an opportunity to move to Europe. It was during my recovery from my injury where I began to swim, run and study the human body from a performance and energy perspective.
Cycling soon returned to the center of my life, but I had transitioned to a cross country MTB and road cycling racer and competed in Europe until 2005. I was coached for the first time and found myself studying so much to educate myself in order to fully understand the physical underpinnings of my coach’s plans, that I became interested in coaching others. In 2003, I began to work with some MTB racers who I had raced and through word of mouth by the end of 2004, I had several athletes working with me. With a USA Cycling certification and several courses in nutrition, human physiology and many, many sports science seminars, I have become well versed in the foundations that are required to build a strong endurance engine.
I began my swim focus soon after as I began my own competitive interest in triathlon, and began what has been an 8 year journey. I have often joked, that I wish my parents would have put me on the swim team at age 3 instead of skis! In my quest to become knowledgeable about swimming, I have worked with many great swimmers and coaches.