Use pressure to focus energy.”
~  Mark Allen

EVOLVING THE IDEAL

No matter what any triathlete, article or book tells you, there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" training program. Age, experience and life circumstances can make the “ideal” training program look very different year to year even for the same person! Of course a wise starting plan must be put in place. But from there, the signs along the road of training will tell you how that needs to be modified if it will ever evolve into the truly ideal training that gets you to your goals!

Setting the course is somewhat easy! Putting a season’s training program together was a skill I refined until it was second nature. What great coaching can do with that is make sure that the “ideal” does not override the “reality”. No one will ever be able to predict how life is going to influence and demand changes in your training until you start and see what happens.

Setting the course is somewhat easy! Putting a season’s training program together was a skill I refined until it was second nature. What great coaching can do with that is make sure that the “ideal” does not override the “reality”. No one will ever be able to predict how life is going to influence and demand changes in your training until you start and see what happens.

I needed a coach to be the voice of reason and take what I was feeling and modify the strategy based on that. When you can do that, the original base program turns into a dynamic ever-evolving high-performance training program that indeed becomes ideal!

A coach can help you evolve your training to be ideal by:
  1. Helping you adapt your training as you both see how you are responding to it.

  2. Being the voice of reason and experience if life’s demands require any significant modifications to your training.

  3. Keeping your focus and commitment intact through candid interaction and the trust that builds over time.

If you have any questions on the direction you want to go this season, feel free to email us at support@markallencoaching.com> and we will take a look at what you are considering and give our thoughts.