Last saturday I was invited to coach for British Triathlon for a womens only Triathlon day.
We had 22 ladies on the course and after introductions it was clear they were all nervous about the swim followed by transitions and generally just feeling "silly" Our job was instill confidence and belief in their abilities and to help them with the technical side of triathlon.
We asked them to let us know their own individual goal for the day and what they wanted to achieve.
We went through how to put the wetsuit on, then entered into the water and split into 2 groups. The groups were fantastic and really embraced all the skills we gave them. And during lunch they ALL said how much more confident they felt after the session.
After lunch, we did transition practices, recce the run course (as majority were racing the next day in the novice event) andtook them to transition and went throught1 and t2.
We kept it relaxed, informal and questions were asked throuhgout the whole day.
The summary of the day confirmed everyone achieved what they wanted to from the days coaching.
Since the training day I have had 3 emails from some of the athletes telling me how they did and the fact they are already looking for future races!! This really has made me happy.
I had the best time and have more coaching days planned through British Tri.
Thankyou British Tri for the opportunity to help others.