Coaching Philosophy

Our approach to coaching is simple and honest. We design our programs based on your current level of fitness, your goals and your needs.
Using a variety of assessment tools we gain an accurate measure to determine your starting point, health challenges, preferred activities and personal goals. Then we design a personalized plan for your success.
And finally we offer training and support to help keep you motivated and on track.

Focus Areas

  • Health: No matter where you start, your health is most important. If you are starting an exercise program your goals may include reduced blood pressure, improved mobility or healthier body composition.
  • Fitness: Here is where you take it to the next level. Increased frequency and duration of exercise will significantly improve your quality of life. Goals might include walking in your first 5k, hike a local trail, or begin competing in a sport.
  • Sport: Ready to set a PR? By committing to regular, periodized training, based on your goals, anything is possible. With proper coaching you will learn what to do when, and how to fit it all into your busy life.

Featured Posts

Dealing with Race Result Disappointment

Injuries, illness, and unwelcome, unexpected interruptions that are part of training, racing, and life will happen – whether you are training for your first race, or looking to have a personal best performance. Obstacles, the unexpected, and things we may or may not have control over, including mechanicals or not following a training program to […]

What is really “off” about the “off season?”

Winter season for triathletes can create frustration and confusion. How much time do you need to take off, what do you do when the weather gets cold and cloudy, how much is too much/too little. No matter what you do, remember the goal would be focused on what your goals are for 2015, maybe focus […]

To Mdot or Not, that is my question.

The M Dot is the Ironman logo that some athletes get tattooed on their bodies after completing their first Ironman. Some do it after completing more than one. The Ironman is a 140.6-mile event, broken up into a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run. I believe back in the 80s and 90s […]


t2coaching advice on choosing your IronDistance event

During my 23 years of training for triathlons, I have done 13 Ironman events. My first was Kona in 1997. In 2000 I raced Ironman Canada; in 2001 I raced 5430 Sports Iron-Distance in Boulder; 2002 IM Lake Placid; 2003 Kona; 2007 Ironman Arizona and Kona; 2008 IM Coeur d’Alene/Kona; 2009 Kona/Arizona: 2010 Kona; 2011 […]

Fall Fitness Challenge

IT’S TIME FOR OUR Fall Challenge – Group Support The change in seasons, with Winter approaching, now is the time to truly commit to yourself and make that change! Once you DECIDE to make that change and COMMIT to yourself you will SUCCEED! If your goals include increasing energy, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, losing […]


Meal Planning is Key to Nutrition Success

My friend Kirsten mention me in her most recent blog, about meal planning, and I thought I would write a simple preview of how it works for me. Any nutrition plan works, Vegan, Paleo, Whole Foods, The Zone, low carb, high carb, no carb, no fat, no protein the latest one I am learning about, […]

Dan F Ironman Boulder Race Report

Well, I’m an Ironman. I would have preferred to finish a little quicker, but I’m satisfied with how I did. 11 hours flat. Seriously, 11:00:38. If I had known I was 38 seconds from breaking 11 hours, I would have pushed a little more on the end of the run or not taken so dang […]


The race was great! Temps starting out were a little cooler but the water was perfect. No wind so the water was like glass. It was wet suit legal so that definitely helped things. My goggles were leaking which is weird because they are new so I kept having to get the water out of […]

What goes into t2coaching and training plan.

For many of us, September marks the end of your race season. Time to reflect on what went well and what did not, to prepare you for your next season. September can also mean someone just finished their first event and are excited to find out how to improve. If you are looking for more […]