Coaching

Everyone needs a coach…from beginners to world class athletes.  There are volumes of coaching advice on the internet and at your local bookstore, but making sense of the clutter is a struggle, especially in the midst of actually trying to train, work, and raise a family.

A good coach will have already done the research and will have practiced their research not only on themselves, but also over years of coaching other athletes.

With so many great coaches, why choose me?

I’m a lot like you. I’m a most of the time middle of the pack triathlete. I have a job, a wife, and 3 young kids. My time is precious – and limited. So I “get it.” My job is to help you balance it all and still reach your potential. I’ll push you, but because I understand life’s multiple obligations, together we’ll create a plan that works for YOU.

I’ve been coaching endurance athletes for more than 10 years.

I’ve had triathletes win overall titles at half ironman events and masters athletes win multiple races in a single season.

Rev3 Knoxville run 2013

Rev3 Knoxville run 2013

While I can’t promise you “wins” I can promise you that I’ll help you reach your potential. And thats what racing is all about to begin with: being your best.

Your training is created specifically for you – not as a cookie cutter one size fits all training plan. We use your past results, your tests, your paces, your heart rate zones, and your everyday life obligations to create a plan tailored just for you. We determine your appropriate training zones through an initial lactate threshold test and/or your appropriate paces based upon an initial time trial or race.

I’d love to help you reach your potential. Our relationship will be a two-way street. That mean’s I’ll create the plan, but I expect that we’ll communicate frequently and make adjustments based upon your progress or what’s happening in your life outside of training. Yes, even if that means talking daily.

Feel free to contact me and we’ll discuss your goals and upcoming events. Your program cost will be determined by the sport you particpate in and how long of a coaching relationship you are seeking.

Email me at chadnikazy@yahoo.com and we’ll set a time to talk!

Credentials and more about Chad HERE