As a new season approaches us, many people have expectations or goals for next season. Some of these may be elusive goals that have carried over for multiple years. For others, more race experience and a successful season has brought on a new set of lofty goals. Whatever the story, we have found the attached article from Coach Troy Jacobson jam-packed with great suggestions that can help athletes at any level. You may recognize Coach Troy because he is the Official coach of Ironman, head tri coach for Life Time Fitness, and the creator of Spinervals Cycling DVDs.
Unlike many may assume, he did not come from an endurance background, but rather a contact sport background where short sprints were the only type of running. After hanging up football and wrestling during college, Troy found triathlon and distance running and excelled quickly. He has competed at all levels, including the professional field, placing as high as 20th in Kona while competing in 1998. Since reaching the top of his potential, he has focused on coaching, family and other aspects of life. Now, he is back racing as a master and reaching goals that eluded him at the top of his game! Read what Coach Troy has to say after finally running a sub-3 hour marathon during IM AZ.