Duane Franks, MS
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Individual Coaching $195/month. Ideal for athletes looking for direction and daily workouts available on Trainingpeaks.com. Coaching service includes establishing an annual training plan (ATP), goal setting, monitoring daily post workout data, developing pre-race strategy, identifying individual power, pace and heart rate zones for training and racing, nutritional guidance and regular access via email and phone.
Individual on-line coaching available or choose from a variety of Training Programs. Specialties include working with busy career professionals and executives who balance their lives by training and racing long course events including Half and Full Ironman and ultra events.
A triathlon pioneer, Duane (AKA Coach D) has competed since 1981. He is a 21 time Ironman finisher, Ultraman, Wildflower Long Course age group winner and former member of Team USA. In 1984 he organized the nations first collegiate triathlon team and is a founding member of the Golden Gate Triathlon Club in San Francisco. Coach D has coached individuals and groups of all abilities. His age group athletes have won several major races in the US and Europe, including National and World Championships and the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. More than 250 athletes have completed Ironman events under his coaching. In addition to triathlon, Coach D has designed and managed fitness facilities at 5-Star resorts, commercial clubs and major corporations. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 2 Coach and is a Certified Health Fitness Director by the American College of Sports Medicine. He has published articles and training plans in Triathlete magazine and the Competitor and has appeared on television.