In recent months I’ve been trying to figure out if a coach is really necessary for a full distance race.
In 2014 I coached myself through a tough season. Swam well, lived a balanced life and finished strong at Challenge Quassy (Olympic and 70.3) Revolution. My nutrition was dialed-in (thanks PowerBar) and I finished with a smile even as I deployed my run-walk technique.
I ask then, what is the benefit that I am not seeing that a coach provides you in personal one on one training.
Mind you at one time I had a coach. It was helpful as I was learning what triathlon was and how to train, build, race & recover better. But I know these things now.
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?