The most endurance athletes are self-coached and rely on their own program/knowledge. Maybe they have a sports-club session occasionally to keep them on track. There is no doubt that this approach will result in you making it to the start line, hoping you have not injured yourself during the training period! But the question is, if this approach results in you getting maximum enjoyment out of the sport where you have committed a lot of time and effort in? Looking for expert advice/guiding from a qualified coach is becoming more common in endurance sports and is no longer only reserved for the elite. With the right guidance you can enjoy your sport more and train more effectively. We are a team of experienced and knowledgeable coaches/trainers with different set of skills to help you in this process. We have seen the benefits for athletes at first hand and have six top reasons why you should invest in a sports coach.
Motivation You and your coach will work as a team to design the most suitable and rewarding path through your training-season. A good sport coach will always be there when you need him/her. Remember you are both working together to achieve your goals.
More Focus Your training will be built around your schedule, ability and motivation. No longer will you be doing sessions that are not suited to you as an athlete. A coach will understand you as a person(with your weak spots/strengths) in order to get the best athletic performance out of you.
Train efficient Train smart rather than train more. There are a lot of committed athletes who over train and go beyond what is athletically and physiologically beneficial. Not only will “smarter” levels of training result in better performances and faster progress, but it will leave you with more free time to enjoy life outside of sports. Yes, there is a life beyond lycra and compression!
Push beyond your limits A sports coach will keep you accountable to the sessions that are planned, meaning that you might think twice about brushing off that early Saturday morning session in favour of having a lie in. Linked to this, is the fact that a coach will allow you to safely push the limits of your comfort zone. A knowledgeable and experienced coach will set you to sessions that you would otherwise avoid if you would be in charge your own training. This will ultimately result in a better performance at race day.
Enjoyment. A coach will ultimately lead to you getting more enjoyment from your training/sport. Rather than quitting when things get tough or burning yourself out over a short period of time, a coach will guide you successfully through season after season of fulfilment and fun. If you are not enjoying it, you do not want to continue!
Reflection. Sit back and take stock after a race or a training block. Where have you come from, in the past few months or years? Was there anything in your preparation that could have been improved on? A coach can help you reflecting and implementing new methods to improve your training result!