An Ironman is not an undertaking to be taken lightly; in fact, your training will become your second job. For nine months, you will be dedicating anywhere from 8-18 hours of week to training (not including showering, foam rolling, stretching, proper nutrition). Not only do you need to swim, bike, and run your heart out, you’ll need to have your nutrition dialed, your sleep adequate, your motivation steady-to-high for months and months on end.
(Motherly advice here: If you have a significant life event on your calendar in the next year: a move, a marriage, a divorce, a job change, etc., an Ironman might be too much to bite off. We want you to thrive on the plan, not barely survive the race.)
It’s easy to be excited and follow a free plan you pulled off the Internet for a few weeks, but what happens when you get sick? Injured? When you realize that spring break and your longest ride of the cycle coincide? Who is going to help you adjust your plan, rebuild your confidence, get you back on a solid, strong track? Answer: Coaches Jen + Liz, expert, accessible coaches who have successfully coached thousands of triathletes over decades. You have an issue? We promise, they’ve likely seen—and solved—it.
And what happens when you’re in the thick of your training, feeling exhausted and unsupported by your loving but not-quite-understanding family, confident that signing up for a race that will take you all day to finish was the worst decision of your life?
If you’re on that Internet plan, you quit and eat the $500+ race registration fee. Or decide you really don’t need to do that run after your long bike. So you don’t cross the starting line—or are really disappointed when you cross the finish line.
Private triathlete coaches cost, on average, $200/month. This program costs $67/month, and comes with two amazing coaches who will answer your every question; an army of (online) teammates who completely understand your motivation and will root for you with every stride and stroke; and plenty of entertainment, information, and laughs along the way.
If you’re committing to the hardest athletic thing you’ve ever done, the fee will be worth every dollar.
markshlm47 (verified owner) –
I’m convinced the only reason I was able to successfully complete the Chattanooga Ironman was because I followed this program! The training plan was comprehensive but took into account the fact that I’m NOT a professional athlete. While it was A LOT, I was able to incorporate it into my daily life. Jen and Liz were awesome – they were responsive to questions and concerns, gave encouragement and the information they provided on nutrition was a total life saver for me. I never would’ve been prepared on the nutrition side without their input. Having the support of the AMR Triathlon Facebook group page was another plus. It helped to know that I was not the only one with questions or the only one who sometimes struggled with figuring out how to get everything done!! If you’re a mother runner and are considering doing an Ironman, this plan is a MUST for you!