Marathon done! Thanks for your great help, team and Coach Doug Guthrie! 4:45 PR. And those hills I spoke of turned out to be mountains, and I conquered them. Just sayin...
Even though I'm not the one being trained, I have first hand observed The Gu3Training program. The personal training is not in your face training but more a seamless integration of the three sports. Along with nutrition and hydration and the mental aspect that helps achieve your personal goals. Doug Guthrie also helps with the pressures of day to day training leading up to your big day. I find it easier to build confidence with someone who shares the same passion for the sport and has the experience to share with others to make them the best they can be.
So, you want to be an Ironman, tri-athlete or just run a 5K. You invest in equipment, nutrition, travel, and hotels. Well, I want to say the best investment for any race or event is a qualified coach. The cost and direction of an experienced coach pays for itself in so many ways.
In my case Doug Guthrie, a 2 time Kona qualifier, and has done many races from 5K – to 14 ironman events. Doug was instrumental in coaching me through the completion of my 1st ironman in Chattanooga in September. From laying a training plan that was customized for a traveling salesman to talking me through the aftermath of a terrible training session. We all question our workout plan from time to time, are we doing enough? Do I do more? Doug kept me on track with building a great base and then pushing through the tough months. Phone calls and notes kept me focused through the process. Doug coach’s 1st timers and elite athlete trying to qualify for Kona with plans that fit your goals. You want to get started or get to the next level? Call Doug.
Doug has coached me for one year now and I can't say enough great things! I began working with him after taking years off and having a baby at 40, barely being able to run more than a couple miles. About 6 months in to working with Doug, I earned a spot on Team USA for the 2018 ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Championship. Doug is an excellent coach, an elite athlete with relevant experience, and takes great care in communicating, encouraging, and filling in all of the empty spaces outside of a training plan. As I was getting out of my PPD, I was so embarrassed to call and ask for coaching (30 pounds heavier, couldn't swim to the other wall without dying for air, and walked more than I jogged). And it was the best thing I did for myself, I'm so glad I picked up the phone that day. Just call Doug :)