Mark Payares
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Mark Payares   Lotus1 MultiSport


Evanston, IL
United States



Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Personal Training, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Head Coach Mark Payares of Lotus1 Multisport has been competing in endurance sports for over 3 decades and coaching for 20 years. Experience spans the many disciplines of cycling to include: road and criteriums, cyclocross, gravel, ultra-endurance, time trials, track, and mountain bike racing. Coach Mark also works with runners and triathletes from 5k to marathon and sprint to Ironman. Lotus1 athletes can be anyone from first timer to competitive athlete in cycling, triathlon, or running.

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Mark Payares
Mark Payares is a lover of cycling and endurance sports and is the owner of Lotus 1 Multisport. He has been a cycling coach since 1999 with a focus on ultra-endurance, cyclocross, gravel, road and criterium racing, running, and triathlons. Mark also works as an orthopedic physical therapist holding a doctorate degree in physical therapy and licensed in Illinois. As a coach, he applies the “art of the science” to help simplify data overload in today’s technology driven era. As a USA Cycling category 3 licensed racer and coach, Mark has an understanding of the demands his athletes have working towards their events. In addition, Mark also performs bike fitting utilizing his physical therapy background to unite bike and body.
When not coaching, Mark can be found riding his bike training for gravel and ultra-endurance events in the Mid-West. He recently completed his first marathon in Chicago in 2018. Mark, a California transplant, currently resides in Evanston, Illinois and is a USA Cycling certified Level 2 coach. He can be reached at


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Bike Fit

Athlete Requirements

Beginner and intermediate cyclists and triathletes should have some type of wearable that records heart rate. Advanced cyclists & triathletes must have a power meter. Runners should have a wearable.


To hire Mark Payares as your coach, select the coaching service that is right for you.

The coach consultation includes a one hour discussion with a TrainingPeaks Level 2 coach on the phone or video call. This also includes one month of TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition and a completed coaching consultation summary after your call.

One Hour Consultation

Each monthly coaching service comes with a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee, a TrainingPeaks Premium Athlete Edition account, a start-up consultation, goal planning and an individualized plan.

  • Bronze
  • $119/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • 2 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 1 training plan update per month
  • No device file reviews
  • Silver
  • $189/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • 1 call and 4 e-mails per month
  • Training Plans posted monthly
  • 2 training plan update per month
  • Weekly device file reviews
  • Gold
  • $299/month
  • plus $99 start-up*
  • Buy Now
  • Unlimited communication
  • Training Plans posted weekly
  • 4 training plan updates per month
  • Unlimited device file reviews

* Note: You will only be charged the $99 startup fee today. Monthly billing will begin after TrainingPeaks connects you with your coach.

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Evanston, IL
United States