Coaching

In addition to racing professionally, I also coach triathletes.  I’ve been coaching since 2010, and I’ve loved every minute of it.

I typically carry an athlete load of 15-17 athletes. Since 2012, 30-35% of my athletes have qualified for the Ironman World Championships, each year. (as a reference – typical qualification rates, for Ironman triathletes as a whole, are around 1-2%)

Additionally, my athletes have achieved dozens, and dozens, of podiums at races all across the US.  And while those successes are certainly nice, my proudest accomplishment is my track record of getting athletes to the starting line healthy.  Keeping athletes healthy is my absolute priority, and always will be.  All of the “fitness” in the world is useless if you’re not healthy enough to toe the starting line on race day…

My approach is very structured, and includes: detailed daily training plans; daily nutrition advising; race nutrition plans for every distance; injury rehabilitation advising; and race planning.  I don’t believe in “pre-written plans”, and every athlete receives completely customized and individual coaching.  I require that all athletes have a heart rate monitor, and a GPS unit.  Power meters are not required, but they are recommended.  Beyond that, all I ask is that you trust me, be honest with me, and do your best to help us achieve your goals, together.

For any inquiries, contact me at:  doug at qt2systems.com, or fill out the contact form on this site.

# of athletes racing at Kona each year:

2012: 5 out of 16

2013: 4 out of 16

2014: 8 out of 16

2015: 5 out of 17

2016: 7 out of 16

 

Certifications:

-USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach

-National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

-QT2 Systems Level 3 Triathlon Coach

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