Starting The Tri Season Out Right

Starting The Tri Season Out Right

by Brian V.

The Batavia Triathlon has been my first tri of the season three out of the last four years. I’d never really been too serious about my first race of the year and my training (or lack there of) and results showed it.

Back in early February I decided that I wanted to take my triathlon performance to the next level. I bought a tri bike to replace my road bike for race duty and a coworker of mine told me about Coach Joe and Experience Triathlon Coaching Services. Thanks Helen! Shortly after that, I was on a customized training plan built by the coach.

Fast forward to June 12th and the Batavia Triathlon. Going into the race I felt really confident that I could shave three to four minutes off my previous PR. The weather was perfect for racing and my race went about as well as I could hope it would. I ended up cutting a whopping seven minutes two seconds off my previous record, in a sprint tri nonetheless! The best part is I felt great the whole time. While killing the Olympic distance is my ultimate goal this year, my results at Batavia affirmed my decision to train with a great coach like Joe.

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In less than two weeks I will attack the Olympic distance at Pleasant Prairie, and for the first time in my triathlon career I feel completely ready.

Congrats Brian on a fantastic start to your season!  Looking forward to seeing you rip up Pleasant Prairie!! – Coach Joe

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