- September 15, 2020 at 10:21 am #8564Rk9169Participant
I recently separated from my long-time team and coach (large, well-known) after realizing a performance plateau and declining direct support. At 49 years old, and after seven years of success at long-course racing (5X 70.3 Worlds, 1X Kona), my needs really boiled down to a tried-and-true build program – not attempts at the latest trends or fads. I don’t need a coach to give “atta-boys” or tell me when to back off a little. In preparation for next season planning, I jumped into your 26-week Elite Ironman build to see if it felt right. Bingo. Already seeing improved performance and durability (especially on the run, my former strength). I will be backing off at this point to your maintenance plan until it is time to start the build again towards Ironman Tulsa. I’ll do so with confidence that your plan will get me back to the tip of the spear in my age group. Also, the fact that you offer the maintenance plan at no charge speaks volumes about your character and commitment to this sport and your athletes. Thank you!September 15, 2020 at 12:29 pm #8568David WardenKeymaster
RK, thank you for the kind comments. Made my day, and Matt sends his thanks as well. Obviously, you deserve the bulk of the credit for doing the work, but thank you for trusting the system. I’ll be reaching out to you directly to see if you would be interested in being the subject of one of our upcoming Athlete Spotlights.
Matt and I feel that we hit the lottery with the 80/20 system. But is was a lottery that had only one ticket. The data was there, for anyone to pick up and run with. This is how the best athletes in the world train. Whether on purpose or by accident, when the data was collected, the best athletes used 80/20. We just found a way to tell the story (and commercialize it)!
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