We at www.TriCoachGeorgia.com are very excited to be a part of the 2014 Georgia Triathlon Series from Setup Events as a one of the coaching partners! We are a relatively newer coaching firm and team on our 3rd season now but we have experienced phenomenal results in this short time frame. Thus our roster, online presence, Augusta 70.3 and now IMCHOO camps, and training sessions have grown accordingly. We hope you will take advantage of our free 8 week static training plans for the series and we are free to answer questions for you about training and racing online or in person at the races.
Hopefully, you will join us and be able to have results like Seth Waltman aka the TaxSlayer, one of our athletes. Let him tell you about his transformation from couch potato to Half Ironman and his pursuit of Ironman this year
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“I approached Tri Coach Georgia coach, Dr. Harvey “Slayer” Gayer, in December 2012 to ask him if he could train me to be able to finish the Augusta 70.3 Half Ironman race. After our interview, he said he would be able to get me through the finish with a smile on my face. I weighed 207 pounds at the time. I am 5’8″ and at the time was in terrible shape.
I received my first workout on December 28, 2012. It was for a 20 minute run and a short swim. I ran 1.67 miles that day. As time went on, I got stronger and my workouts improved. I was losing a lot of weight and I was getting faster and able to complete longer workouts. You can see by my before and after photos what a drastic change I made and have maintained.
With the success that I was having in my training, Coach Slayer started to talking to me about how he thought I could complete a full Ironman. This was a couple of months before I had even completed Augusta. In September 2013, I signed up for IM Chattanooga and IM New Orleans 70.3 before competing in Augusta. I completed Augusta in 5:39 which was faster than both of us thought I would finish the race and at a weight of 166 pounds (down over 40lbs!). I really enjoyed the race and knew that with the proper training I would be able to complete Chattanooga, too.
Coach Slayer is my coach and he is my friend. I could not have found a better coach for me. All of the coaches are the same kind of people. You can’t go wrong with them. Join me and the team at LaGrange for the sprint tri as we start the series off right!”