My belief is that success in triathlon is based on three things:
1) Being in a supportive environment. This includes your work and home life.
2) Genetics. You have them or your don't.
3) Training continuously year round, year after year.
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It is the third factor that drives my evidence-based training plans, which keep athletes healthy while producing results. The accomplishment range far and wide, from 100+ first-time triathlon finishes to countless PRs, 20+ first-time podium appearances, 4 first-time USAT National Championship qualifications, one first-time ITU World Championship qualification, 2 first-time Boston Marathon qualifiers, and one top 5 USA Para-cycling National Championship Finish. In 2012 and 2013 our athletes missed zero races due to overuse injury.
As an athlete, my path has been an interesting one going from a vegetarian body builder in the 1990's to a vegan triathlete in the early 2000's. I have raced every distance from sprint to Ironman and have over ten career podiums to my credit.