Thursday, January 1, 2009

Introducing Revolution Multisport Coaching!

For many years I had a blast participating in the Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day. This event raised money for charity and basically involved people jumping into the icy waters of the Illinois River.

This New Year my wife and I have taken a plunge of another sort! Allow me to introduce Revolution Multisport Coaching!

This project has been a long time coming. For many years in high school, then college, then in triathlon I've been fortunate enough to work with some amazing, inspirational coaches. Over the course of my various athletic careers, I've gathered and organized massive amounts of training and racing information (hey, my day job is still a librarian!). My wife has a similar long athletic background with more emphasis on the swimming side of things. Last summer she was looking for a work-from-home job she could do over the summers, (she teaches high school Spanish) but we never came up with anything. Coaching seems to fit the bill since our busiest time will be over the summers during tri season.

I put an inordinate amount of time into qualifying for, and then racing in Kona, so now the time is right to try my hand at coaching. I've had people approach me before about coaching, but it was always something I wanted to do properly. Revolution Multisport will offer triathletes (or runners) completely customized training/racing plans delivered through Training Peaks. I'm no web designer, so the new website is nothing fancy, but we did put a lot of time into the content of the site. We want to keep the quality of our services high, so we will be taking a maximum of 10 athletes until we get a sense of whether we can handle more.

I am also formalizing a number of services that I have done on the side for people the last few years. I am offering swim stroke analysis sessions, bike fitting, and a variety of bike maintenance services.

I'm still racing with EvoTri, but will be stepping back from Iron distance racing for at least a season.

Looking forward to an exciting year of coaching and racing in 2009!

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