The best decision I’ve made for my fitness and racing was hiring Coach Dave. Dave is beyond dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate about endurance training and racing. As an athlete and family man himself, Dave understands my desire to balance athletic endeavors with family time. As a busy athlete with spouse, 2 kids, and a business to run, I wasn’t sure how to fit in my long course endurance goals. Dave has helped me reach my goals, and is always flexible for my constantly changing family schedule.
My story has a history of medical conditions that impact my training. Dave has taken the time to learn every detail of my medical conditions from reading clinical notes, communicating with me, and researching on his own to earn my complete trust. As a result, I have an effective, challenging, and safe training program that has taken me places I didn’t think were possible with my medical conditions. In my first year working with Dave, I won my age group at one of my Triathlons, so next up, age group Nationals. If you’re looking to shatter your goals, be challenged, and have a blast Dave is the coach for you.
I was initially hesitant to hire a coach to help me achieve my two lofty goals of completing the Sea to Summit Triathlon and Ironman Lake Placid. As someone who considers themselves to be at a “middle of the pack” level, I wasn’t sure if I was in over my head with a coach. However, I stumbled upon Dave accidentally while reading a post on a gravel biking group I joined on Facebook. Dave reassured me that there was no required skill level for him to be my coach.
Over the past year and a half, Dave has helped me make major improvements in my swimming, increase my bike Fitness Threshold Power (FTP), and get faster running paces. Overall, I have gained a significant boost in self-confidence. Dave is an outstanding coach who pays close attention to every detail in order to develop a safe and effective plan that challenges you to push your limits. His extensive knowledge of triathlon, self-directed learning, impressive work ethic, strength in technology, and compassion for his clients make him an exceptional coach. He has supported me through a few significant setbacks and never once lost faith in my ability to achieve my goals.
Thanks to Dave’s guidance, I exceeded my expectations when I finished the Sea to Summit Triathlon. Although my only real goal was to complete the race and meet the cut-off times, I managed to place 4th overall in the female category and first in my age group on a brutally hot day. Dave even went above and beyond by accompanying me to the race as a support.
Now, with only 12 weeks until Ironman Lake Placid, I am feeling confident that I will successfully cross the finish line. Thanks to Dave’s coaching, I know that I am capable of achieving my goals and I am excited to see what I can accomplish in the future.
Dave is a fantastic coach and teacher who is passionate about the sport of triathlon. He is constantly seeking to learn and improve himself and his athletes, and is knowledgeable about the latest training methodologies and technology. As a coach, he is focused on educating his athletes and helping them achieve their best, and he creates a welcoming atmosphere for all abilities. Dave takes the time to understand each athlete and establish a relationship of trust, which is critical to implementing and executing the program successfully. He emphasizes the importance of having fun and enjoying the sport, and his experiences and love for the sport make him a great coach to work with.
“Dave’s knowledge and passion for triathlon is unmatched. With his personalized approach, I’ve become more accountable to my training and have seen significant progress towards my goals. Dave even considers my personal life, working with me to balance training with the impending arrival of my new baby. I highly recommend Dave as a triathlon coach to anyone looking to improve in the sport.”
I’ve been working with Dave since 2014, and he’s been my coach for a multitude of race types, both on and off-road. Dave’s commitment to helping others is unmatched and he always puts his athletes’ goals above his own. He’s an excellent leader, and his self-discipline and work ethic are impressive.
As a coach myself, Dave has been instrumental in helping me reshape my Annual Training Plans, and he’s always available as a sounding board for a variety of athlete issues. He’s been a great mentor to me as I’ve pursued my own coaching career.
Overall, Dave is an outstanding coach and mentor, and I’m grateful to have him in my corner.