Triathlon Coaching

WHO IS IT FOR?

The focus of our triathlon coaching is to help you meet your goals, whatever they may be, it is an athlete lead, coach directed programme

We coach highly motivated and enthusiastic athletes including:

  • Professional and Elites in Standard, Middle (70.3),  Ironman and Xterra
  • Age group athletes aiming for World Championships, Kona qualification and podiums
  • Age group athletes aiming to improve their own performances in distances from Sprint to Ironman
  • Multi-sport athletes wanting a structured programme to generally improve fitness

The key for us is that you are enthusiastic, open minded and committed. How fast you currently are is not relevant. It helps if you like an analytical approach as we use a science and data-driven approach blended with experience and communication with the athletes we coach. If the analytics don’t interest you, thats fine, all you need to do is follow the plan and feedback, we do all the number crunching, and analysis.

Your goals are your goals, and we will do our best to support you on your journey.

Focussed, Informed And Objective Triathlon Coaching In Partnership With Athletes To Develop Performance

Mark Pearce delivers your triathlon coaching programme and is the coach you will be working with. 

He has been involved in high-level sport for 35 years as coach, scientist and athlete. During that time he has coached and worked with Olympians, world champions and amateurs across sprint to Ironman distance.  A physiologist by education he worked for the British Olympic Triathlon Team for 8 years during Athens and Beijing Olympic cycle. 

After Beijing, Mark moved into coaching and heading the Olympic high-performance centre in Loughborough, where he coached Lucy Hall for London 2012 Olympics and Matt Sharp to World U23 title and helped develop ex runners Mark Buckingham and Adam Bowden into World Series Triathlete. 

After leaving the elite world in 2014 he has coached professional and AG triathletes from 18 – 63 and in Sprint to Ironman distance.  With numerous world championships qualifiers in ITU, Ironman and IM 70.3 and helping to develop a number of keen AG athletes to become Professionals, including Sam Proctor and Kim Morrison

HOW DOES IT WORK?

First of all, there is a no-obligation option, where you can book a chat with Mark to answer any questions and see if the match is a good fit.  It will also depend upon us having available spaces as we limit full coaching to 12 athletes. 

Next, if we agree to move forward we follow this process

  • An initial consultation with you to discuss:-
    • Goals and Objectives 
    • Events (future and past)
    • Training History
    • Injury History
    • Work & home life requirements
    • If necessary we will ask for some performance trial data to help inform your triathlon profile. 

From that, we create a performance Plan that outlines

    • The goals discussed and any new ones that have been created
    • A race programme
    • SWOT analysis
    • A road map of where your programme will likely lead
    • Periodisation outline
      • This is a guide to the type and duration of training to come during the course of the programme

Once we have the Performance Plan outlined, we start to build your day-today training.  Usually 2 – 4 weeks at a time, depending upon circumstance etc.  To do this we provide you with:-

  • Premium Training Peak account to which your training is uploaded using sessions specifically for you, your requirements and the time available to train.  
    • To help understand the programme we record a screencast of the programme with voice over, explaining each session and where it fits, how to execute it etc.

If appropriate we also have access to the following services at an additional cost depending upon requirements.

  • S&C programming
  • Nutritional support
  • Physiology Assessments

During your programme, we allow free access as much as is needed, so if you need to talk; schedule a meeting with our app, or if its a quick question or something that needs immediate attention then there are a variety of means of getting in touch.   

With our bespoke performance management database, we keep track of your progress, our meetings and continually update the big picture.  

Your data is processed and analysed in Training Peaks and the more advance WKO5, which enables us to be more specific and track performance changes, monitor training load and feedback when necessary.

“The biggest point I have learnt from Mark to date: patience. This is a true testament to our relationship where we have built trust, commitment and mutual understanding”
Sam Proctor (Pro Triathlete)

FEATURES

Performance Plan

Developing performance is a journey, and we create a map to navigate this journey to set the direction and ensure you understand the route we have taken.

  • Personal long term roadmap based on the race calendar, training focus and your goals

Training Program

  • Custom to your life schedule and race goals and integrated into your daily life. Delivered via a complementary Training Peaks Premium account

  • All workouts include a video/written tutorial on the focus, how to cues and guidelines for each session

  • Workouts are embedded with coaching cues and built to easily synchronise with your favourite training tools (Garmin, Wahoo, ZWIFT, TrainerRoad etc.)

  • We adjust your plan when necessary factor in things such as fatigue, travel, work/life schedule changes and injury/illness

  • Your feedback on sessions is reported in Training Peaks and provides a seamless 2-way reporting mechanism

Feedback and Individual Guidance

Treating each athlete as an individual is a core principle for us, and as such, we aim to deliver:

    • Unlimited communication with your coach

    • Daily review and feedback in Training Peaks on all training sessions

    • Regular reporting and analysis to ensure you are on track with your training and progression

Additional Features

As a coached athlete, we also use some other tools which you will have access to that helps with our coaching process and your racing.

  • Best Bike Split – this is a tool which allows us to model a bike course and then use your data to

    • Create race plans – how much power and when to apply it to optimise your pace
    • Predict times for the course – factoring in weather and road surfaces etc.
    • Demonstrate how changes to equipment or you could influence your time
    • Analyse a race and understand more about your drag characteristics

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

There are other services we offer directly and indirectly that can add to a PERSONAL COACHING programme that will enhance the effectiveness of the planning and ultimately your performance. These include:

Physiology Testing + -

In conjunction with Loughborough University Sport Science service, we offer physiology testing and assessments to meet your demands. This could be:

A full physiology profile for running or cycling

A look at your fuelling requirements by testing to see how you break down carbs and fats

Are you racing in the heat? There are quite a few options we can work out to help manage this and improve performance.

As the requirements and time required vary, we can’t provide exact costs so please enquire if you would like more information.

 

Swimming 1:1 Coaching and Analysis + -

A 1:1 Swim Technique Analysis, performed at Loughborough University Pool. This session helps us to programme your swim plan more effectively as we can more efficiently plan technical and physical work, based upon your precise needs.

For more info on the session, click here.

Strength & Conditioning Consultancy + -

Strength and conditioning can play an essential role in athletes training for a variety of reasons such as

  • Staying injury-free
  • recovering from injury
  • Developing coordination and activation in specific areas
  • Physical robustness

Most of these areas are not performance-enhancing by themselves, but they facilitate the capacity to train more effectively and therefore become fitter and stronger.

We work with an experience S&C coach who has worked in triathlon and endurance sports and understands the needs of triathletes. We can develop programmes based around your requirements and time commitments and then fit them seamlessly into your plan.

For more information, please see check out our S&C pages here, or get in touch via the form below.

Nutrition Consultancy + -

Nutrition is a hot topic at the moment, and there is a lot of confusing and misleading information ‘out there’ in this informed age.

We use the highly experienced and qualified nutrition services of Loughborough University to provide a seamless plan based around your specific requirements and preferences.

These are custom sessions as and when you need input or advice.

Get in touch for more info on how we can help you perform better

WHAT DOES IT COST AND HOW DO WE START?

Firstly if you are interested in this option we will arrange a call or meeting to discuss your requirement and for you to ask any questions you have, this is free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed any further.

If we decide to go ahead with coaching we need to set a start date and arrange another time for another call where we get into your triathlon career, your aims and goals, life commitments, such as work and family etc. Basically we want as much info as possible.

You need to set up a Training Peaks account if you don’t have one, the cost of this is covered in your monthly fee.

The ‘big picture’ goes into Training Peaks, along with your first training block.

You start the process of getting quicker!

Cost: £220 per month (plus one-off £115 set-up fee)

 

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