triathlon training coaches and consultants
Founder and Head Coach
My coaching style is ‘process focused’ vs. ‘results focused.’ When working with an athlete, their understanding of how and why they are improving is always going to take precedence over any race result. Yes there is an end goal, but in over 2 decades of coaching, experience has shown me that if you do the right work, and for the right reasons, the results will follow! And if you understand and enjoy the process, the likelihood of achieving your goals will increase ten fold! (I like to say, “If you aren’t having fun, why are you doing it?”)
Winning does not have to mean being first. It was never more clear to me than Hawaii 2009 when circumstances conspired to put me out on the run with many for whom winning was just finishing. Being first in a triathlon is great for the lucky ones. I have been lucky at times, but “winning” for whatever reason can be just as much fun and many times even more rewarding. So my goal for anyone I coach is to help them win!
I believe that every one of us has the capacity to improve our efficiency, get stronger and run, bike or swim faster. Sure, it takes time, dedication and discipline but it’s possible. Working with an experienced coach can make sure that your efforts are targeted in the right areas to make sure you reach those goals!
Bob has had a passion for fitness and running for his whole life. He is a USATF Level One certified coach and is also holds a NASM certification in personal training. Currently, he is heading up the running programs at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay.
I approach coaching from a holistic perspective. Adult age-group triathletes typically have substantial demands in their lives outside of training and racing. Looking at any individual component of an athlete’s training (or life) is a data point, but it rarely tells the full story. I make it a priority to understand what’s going on in an athlete’s life beyond triathlon in order to build a plan that is smart, fits their lifestyle, and builds toward appropriate goals.
If you have specific goals that you want to reach in triathlon, a coach is a good place to start – but it’s not the answer of and by itself. Determine, desire and discipline (the 3 D’s !) – all play a role. When you’re ready to do the work to get to the next level then you’re ready for a coach!
As a coach, and an athlete, I know that finding the right balance in training can be a challenge. Focus too much on one sport, for too long and your progress in the others will begin to fade.. Completely ignore something important like good nutrition and proper rest and recovery and improvement will quickly come to a standstill!
If you’re into endurance events at any level, a sound nutrition & hydration regime is just as important as the right training plan! What you choose to eat and drink and the timing of each can have a direct and profound impact on not only how you feel today , but the quality of your workout two days from now and how well your body holds up over the season! Set up a consultation with D3’s Certified Nutritionist and make sure when you head out the door for for your next workout or race you’re literally fueled for success!