Featured Team D3 Athlete

Mike Reed

Coached by Dave Sheanin, USA Triathlon Certified Coach

“I’ve got it.” Those words were the first sentence of D3 Athlete Mike Reed’s Facebook post on March 29, 2020. Of course, I already knew, relayed his coach, Dave Sheanin.

It was early in this pandemic–before we knew what we know now. Certainly before we knew everything–triathlon and otherwise–would be canceled. Mike’s 2020 plan was aggressive. It included the Boston and NY marathons, two full Ironmans in early and late fall, and a few other half Ironmans and half marathons tossed in just for good measure.

Athletes who are coached 1-to-1, follow a Custom Training Plan, or use one of our Pre-Built Training Plans are considered members of Team D3.  Athletes can become part of the Team at any time through our coaching services.  These athletes experience the double power of coaching and camaraderie.  Once a year, in the fall, we publicly invite athletes who are not currently coached through D3 to join Team D3 with the understanding that they will support the Team the following year. 

Team D3 athletes embrace our coaching principles of Desire, Determination and Discipline and are great ambassadors of triathlon.  They also share in the camaraderie and benefits of a diverse, passionate group of athletes. Team D3 athletes range in ability from beginner to elite, and they train in home towns that span between Boulder – New York City – San Diego – Costa Rica – Dubai – and so many places in between!  With an incredible 19 years of triathlon coaching and team management expertise, we use a mix of technology, social media, events, partners and of course, racing to bring athletes together – no matter where they live. 

Take a peak at our Team!

Team virtual race

We had a great time with our 2nd Team D3 Virtual Race! Athletes Jennie Z. and Mike R. predicted their times within 3 seconds and won a D3 Yeti mug. Other athletes won a number of prizes from our Team Partners.

Adapt!

That’s been a big word for Team D3 this summer. Ian T. is a perfect example. He stuck to his 16-week Training Plan and was able to pivot from Traverse City 70.3 to Thunder in the Valley. One of his favorites in Indiana.

Inspiration

Comes from Trudee A. In ’16 I was stuck in a recliner for 3 months 24/7 with tough medical conditions. I did not die (twice) but have ongoing health issues as a result. I was a workaholic in a stressful international job. Working out helps me balance work and makes me focus on myself and my health.