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Come Join Us For the Georgia Triathlon Series by Setup Events

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!”

TriCoachGeorgia

The TRUTH (maybe): A Never Ending List

Some of what I learned from Triathlon in 2012 and beyond:

 

Charleston SC 70.3

Don’t let this happen to you!

  1. Taking performance enhancing drugs makes you a twat and a cheat
  2. Racing lighter is better
  3. Eating lean keeps you light
  4. Training heavier makes your faster if your race weight goes down
  5. Burn fat as much as possible
  6. Go easy on sugar and get your carbs from healthy sources
  7. Ucan generation is a game changer for race day nutrition
  8. Listen to your coach unless you like being injured
  9. Don’t listen to your coach on race day if you feel really good
  10. Tackle your weaknesses
  11. Make lots of friends in lots of places
  12. Do fun races
  13. Don’t take yourself too serious
  14. Give back to others
  15. Youth triathlon is better than adult triathlon
  16. Flip turns are hard to do.
  17. Test yourself in training but not daily
  18. Recovery is more important the older you get
  19. It is ok to have rivals if it is healthy competition
  20. Have the best race you can on the day
  21. Try not to set a time goal
  22. Use glide heavily in areas that chafe
  23. Figure out what shoes feel best and run in them
  24. Blisters suck, really suck
  25. Train with people that help you remain centered
  26. Get out of your comfort zone on occasion
  27. Coaching is a lot like therapy
  28. Indoor training is much better than people give it credit
  29. Try to have one big race per year
  30. Try not to let your self-worth ride on that big race
  31. Have strong opinions about training but be willing to listen to other ones
  32. Affiliate with good shops, clubs, and teams
  33. Fit over everything else when buying a bike
  34. Aero = faster
  35. Comfortable stiff bike shoes are very important too
  36. Dig deep on race day
  37. Over train for the distance your racing
  38. Ironman is not the promised land but its close to it
  39. 70.3 is the best distance for me and most of us who have busy lives
  40. Make sure your family is on board with things
  41. If it hurts, don’t keep doing whatever your doing until you get it checked
  42. Have great support people on your team including PTs, masseuses, strength trainers, etc.
  43. Stretching and rolling are stupid although Thai massage seemed to help so maybe that’s not fully true
  44. The mental game is more important than you think
  45. More miles works for me to go faster but not for others
  46. Less miles = need to be harder miles.
  47. More swim yards does not mean you will go faster
  48. In the water, quality > quantity
  49. It’s never too cold to swim until its too cold to swim
  50. Closer races are easier to do than further races
  51. The best race directors are ones that get you out of there asap
  52. Rev3 races are better than WTC races but you can’t qualify for Vegas and Kona there
  53. You are a scumbag if you cheat (yes I repeated that one) but this is geared toward the bike drafter and the course cutter
  54. Family and friends present at races makes them more enjoyable
  55. Yelling and cheering at someone during a race does in fact make them go faster
  56. Racing a lot is tough due to the sleep disruptions and logistics
  57. Triathlon can be expensive but it’s a worthy investment
  58. Short course races are painful but fun and over quick
  59. Find ways to have the quickest transitions of your AG
  60. Always carry Benadryl
  61. Just because they are selling something doesn’t mean you have to buy it
  62. Have answers to questions you will ask yourself prepared ahead
  63. Environmental conditions like heat/humidity, cold, wind, etc are things you have to learn to tolerate
  64. L.A. Woman by the Doors is the best triathlon song ever (MOJO RISIN!!!)
  65. You are not faster if you have a cool nickname, but it can’t hurt