Bring on the bling!! Huge thanks to Steve and Smartendurancesolutions – your plans and insight have not only kept me injury free this winter but built an aerobic base which has seen me set 3 5k pb (Winning our club handicap competition) and also complete a marathon without feeling like death at the end!! Next up – Ironman Italy!!
Training to a plan built by someone who knows what they’re talking about has made a huge difference. For me having the structure outlined by Steven was motivating, but more importantly it has improved my enjoyment of racing and without-doubt has improved my times. I have had sprint and olympic PBs already this season and with Dublin 70.3 on the horizon I am confident of a PB at that distance too.
I’ve trained and raced alongside Coach Steve for the past two years and he always brings a lighthearted sense of humour to sessions while at the same time being clearly dedicated to improving his own and others performance. His dedication to the sport of triathlon is second to none and since signing up to SMart Endurance Steve has been both helpful and professional and has provided me with a 70.3 training plan that suits my needs and experience. Looking forward to the next 30 weeks training.
Using your plan got me through my first Ironman event in Wales, Tenby on the 15th of September.
Only 1 or two changes were made to the plan because of weather or pool being closed, a good 95% or more of the workouts were completed as expected. No injury, no excessive fatigue – fantastic, thank you!
70.3 done! And an age group podium to boot (which got bumped up to 2nd in the official results!!!)
The balance of training that allows me to run that fast (for me) off the bike seems like a mystic art!!
I loved the training plan provided!
I really liked the construction of the plan and how I could adapt it to my personal life. The team is great and answers quickly.
I recently signed up for a half-ironman in November – and Coach Steve has helped me get together a plan for the entire training.
I am currently in China, and I can’t get to any pools at all, so he has also provided strength training exercises that I can do as a replacement.
So far, I’m very impressed with the quality of the workouts, the speed at which he gets back to me (if we’re both in waking hours, responses are really quick, if I message him at 2am there, he responds early morning), and the guidance Coach Steve has provided so far.
Thanks Coach – already looking forward to tomorrow’s training
Hi Coach Steve – just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed my B race last Sunday and actually came 2nd in AG!
I loved your plan [INTERMEDIATE 70.3 24 week plan (50yrs+)] ,I bought last spring so much now I am looking for a winter base training plan!
I am now enjoying my training plan which I purchased in June. And I
can feel the improvement from all three sports.
Coach Steve had the job of mentoring & preparing me for the IM Cork and a half-distance event in Galway.
Without his guidance/tips and tricks, I would not have got on as well as I did.
His humor/patience / experience were all vital and helped get me and also many others through the day”
Really impressed with the training so far. I bought my 70.3 Intermediate plan for my upcoming 70.3 (NC) and I have to say, I’m impressed.
In 14 weeks I have raised my FTP from 198 to 243, I have improved my Time Trail Swimming from 2:10 to 1:42 and all because I have followed as close as possible (with life commitments) the plan from Coach Steve.
He does know what he is talking, he is super approachable and you can ask questions when in doubt, ask for guidance. He is great!