I signed up with Coach Greg to tackle my first Ironman. I had been racing for 2 years but had hit a wall with speed and distance. My program and the constant coaching got me through that wall, and brought me to exactly where I needed to be on race day. I finished IM Lake Placid and met my goals thanks to Coach Greg..
My goal for my first Ironman was to finish under the 17 hour limit. I finished in 13:46:08. That could not have been done without a proper training plan that ramped me up appropriately and ended with a perfectly timed taper. If I ever do an Ironman again, I would definitely work with Greg again.
Just wanted to say Thank You once again for all your helpful tips and advice, as they were invaluable to me today. For me to participate in my 1st Tri and finish in 2:31:44 despite meeting you less than 2 weeks ago & spending over 9 minutes in 'transition' is very encouraging ! I am thrilled with the way things went this morning, esp the swim, which I completed in 17 minutes... my new wetsuit and the fast current proved to be a powerful combination. Overall, it was a wonderful experience that clearly would not have been possible without me heeding sound advice from guys like yourself who have been there before. Looking forward to connecting soon.
I've dreamed of doing an Ironman since the days of Dave Scott and Mark Allen, when I did my first triathlon back in the 80s. Unfortunately, things went downhill from my first triathlon and I spent the next 20 years trying to meet that goal - not knowing that the reason I constantly felt so sick was due to severe overtraining.
Fast forward to today - my overtraining was identified and then I found Coach Greg. He caught my attention online through his insightful responses to various training questions posted on different training websites.
Coach Greg helped me continue my recovery from overtraining and train for an Ironman safely and intelligently. He reassured me when I was afraid I was again overtraining and held me back when I was pushing too hard. His workouts were fun throughout the entire season. I can honestly say that I enjoyed 95% of the training. The workouts were challenging while still being achievable.
I am an Ironman!! One thing that I was never warned about? Ironman is addictive. I cannot wait to do my next one, and I have faith that Coach Greg will guide me to significant improvements in my time