Kurt coached me for my first full Ironman. He provided a lot more than just a training plan, constantly asking for feedback on how I was responding to the training and making adjustments to future workouts accordingly. I got a lower body injury about 6 weeks before my Ironman race, and wasn’t able to bike or run for almost all of those last weeks. Had I been self-training, I’m sure I would have been demoralized by this and at a complete loss for what to do. Kurt was a savior at this point, providing both moral support and a modified training plan including low impact activities like aqua jogging that maintained my aerobic fitness. I was able to complete the Ironman and even achieve my pre-injury time goal.
Now training for my second Ironman with Kurt, he spent a lot of time with me reflecting over last season, identifying what went well and what didn’t, and figuring out what success would look like for me this time. He made several changes to my base plan to address the limiters from last season, including increased functional strength training.
Kurt brings to coaching not only his own experiences as a highly successful triathlete, but also a strong educational background in the science of endurance sport. He believes that we never stop learning, and looks for new insights in training, testing, nutrition, injury prevention and data usage that he can apply in his coaching.
Chris Eckett April 11, 2016