Coaching

I coach a great mix of triathletes – some beginners and some experienced, some race long course and some short course, some are hoping to one day finish an Ironman and a few are dreaming of Kona. I firmly believe that by using a mix of appropriate training tools consistently over time anyone can get fitter and faster.

Coaching means we meet and get to know one another. From there we figure out what races make sense for your season. We look at your lifestyle and where training fits in so we can plan a schedule that actually works for your life. After that we look at your current fitness and start building towards your goal races. I build your program on Training Peaks and you use the same site to log what gets done. I need athletes who can keep me up to date on their life schedule and who provide consistent feedback so we can shape their training in a meaningful way. We stay in touch with email and calls and brunch meetings and most importantly text messages. Texting has been a perfect outlet to provide my athletes with the kind of sassy comments they need to get fired up. Triathlon coaching is 150 dollars a month. Coaching in a single sport is 75 dollars a month.  If you are motivated to improve in 2015 please email me at palmertricoaching@yahoo.com.

I got an undergrad at the University of Minnesota in Kinesiology with a minor in coaching and am currently finish off a Masters of Education in Applied Sport & Exercise Science. I did my USAT level 1 certificate in 2009 and have been working with triathletes ever since. I’ve helped over a dozen first time Ironman athletes get across the line. I am fortunate to have had three different athletes over the years who won races outright but most of my athletes are working hard to cut time off their personal bests and move up in their age groups. I admire historic coaches Arthur Lydiard and Bill Bowerman and in triathlon I look up to role models John Hellemans and Darren Smith.

Chisagow:Sam

2 Responses to Coaching

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  2. Alana says:

    Hey! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell
    you I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend
    any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?

    Many thanks!

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