Coaching

APPROACH

I take a different approach to every individual athlete that I coach.

Triathlon for some, is a very daunting sport to get into.  As a mum, wife and owner of two lively dogs I have high levels of patience, compassion and understanding to help the most shy, low self-confidence and novice triathletes out there.   However, as a PT who started out in the industry running outdoor classes and boot-camps, I am more than capable of being very strict and as demanding of my athletes as they need me to be.

Many athletes come to me having followed training plans for many years, having reached a plateau in their progress and are very frustrated that they can’t quite perform at the next level.  This is where tailored training plans can really help you take your performance to new heights.

My current squad of athletes for 2021 includes everything from high level age group athletes competing for Team GB podium spots at Europeans and World Championships, and complete novices looking to complete their first sprint triathlon. 

During our initial consultation, we will discuss your personality and requirements to tailor the training style used to most suit your needs.  We will then set you up on ‘training peaks’ an app based software that tells you when and how training needs to be completed each week.  This can by synchronised to Garmin (and some other brand) smart watches so the sessions autocomplete and turn green once they have been completed giving me all the data i need to see such as pace, cadence, heart rate etc.

These interactive plans also allow your watch to communicate with you during the session and tell you to go faster / slower / lower HR / higher cadence etc.

ABOUT ME

In 2015 I gave up my previous profession (PhD educated molecular biologist) to pursue my coaching career full time, until that point it had been a part time job only which I had to juggle around my career and home life.  Since this day I have never looked back.  I founded RedAlert PT in 2015, then promptly expanded the business with multiple other trainers and coaches working with me, each with their own specialities.

My own personal specialities include strength & conditioning coaching as a level 3 REPS accredited personal trainer, and working with people taking the step up to Ironman or 70.3 for the first time when they have raced shorter distances, or not raced triathlon at all previously.

I hold qualifications for multi-sport coaching through;

  • British Triathlon
  • Ironman University
  • Training peaks University
  • UK Athletics
  • The Running School, London
  • Register of Exercise professional level 3 (PT)
  • VTCT level 3 (Sports therapy UK) ongoing

Coming from a mountain biking background previously, I know how difficult it can be to take the leap into endurance multisport events.   I myself only had an 8 week window to train for my first full Ironman in 2013 as I won an entry in a competition.   Since then I have completed 8 Ironman events along with hundreds of smaller races.  I have also been fortunate enough to qualify to represent GB age group racing at middle distance and full distance Ironman triathlons for both European and World champs.

With the right support and guidance, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Training Plans / Coaching

Every single one of the RedAlert PT training plans is created individually.  You might be doing the same strength exercises or swim session as someone else but your plan is designed and balanced just for YOU and around YOUR ‘A’ races.   Because of this, we summarise our services into different levels of coaching packages.  If you’re not sure what’s right for you, get in touch and we will help you find the best service to meet your requirements.

Advanced Plan

  • Advanced Sports Specific Coached Training Plan (weekly)                       £58
  • No set up fee
  • Training Peaks* based fully customised periodised plan covering full season (off season and races)
  • 1 x face to face session per 4 weeks / Strength & Conditioning / Swim / Track / Turbo test / Client catch up (either in person or via Zoom)
  • Day by day feedback on key training sessions & plan updated as often as required
  • Evaluation / Stats carried out on all performance tests
  • Written detailed race plan prior to key races
  • Post race analysis
  • Unlimited** communication with coach via email, text, phone-call
  • Plans ‘tweaked’ week by week to ensure they are tailored to you, specifically based on how you are feeling / performing each week
  • Additional face to face sessions can be added on at additional cost for;
    • Strength & Conditioning / Swim / Track / Turbo test / Client catch up (either in person or via Zoom)

Intermediate Plan

  • Intermediate Sports Specific Coached Training Plan (weekly)                   £38.50
  • No set up fee
  • Training Peaks* based fully customised periodised plan covering full season (off season and races)
  • 1 x face to face session per 8 weeks / Strength & Conditioning / Swim / Track / Turbo test / Client catch up (either in person or via Zoom)
  • Weekly feedback on key training sessions in Training peaks, & plan updated as required
  • Twice weekly communication with coach via email or messenger
  • Plans ‘tweaked’ week by week to ensure they are tailored to you, specifically based on how you are feeling / performing each week
  • (Additional face to face sessions can be added on at additional cost for;
    • Strength & Conditioning / Swim / Track / Turbo test / Client catch up (either in person or via Zoom)

Basic Plan

  • Basic Sports Specific Coached Training Plan (weekly)                                £19.50
  • Set-up fee: £58
  • Training Peaks* based plan covering full season (off season and races)
  • Weekly communication with coach via email
  • Plans loaded in bulk – up to 8 week training blocks at a time
  • (Face to face sessions can be added on at additional cost for;
    • Strength & Conditioning / Swim / Track / Turbo test / Client catch up (either in person or via Zoom)

Bespoke Training Plan

  • Any plan type you do not see listed can be considered – ask us               £ on request
  • Set-up fee: £58 (this may be waived for plans equal to intermediate level or higher)

Other Services

  • FTP testing using a Wattbike as the gold standard in power testing.  This test will determine threshold power that can be used to plan your future bike sessions to accurate threshold levels.
    • One time fee: £58 (this may be waived for plans equal to intermediate level or higher if used as one of the allocated 1:1 sessions)
  • Biomechanical Running Analysis (BMA).   A biomechanical analysis is performed either in person or online using video footage from a treadmill session.
    • For the in person session, we film you on site at our studio or at a gym/home location where you have access to a treadmill.  Your running technique is analysed from the video footage using software specifically designed for this purpose.  A functional movement analysis will also be conducted for the in person sessions.  This process allows us to identify and help resolve any specific weaknesses and inefficiencies that could lead to injuries or prevent you from running efficiently/faster.
    • The online version of the analysis is performed over zoom for your consultation and guidance on how to video from a treadmill you have access to. Videos are then submitted and analysed by your coach to write your report.
    • Both the online and in person versions of this analysis are followed up with a full written report and pictures of your analysis for future reference.
    • One time fee: £75 (this may be waived for plans equal to intermediate level or higher if used as one of the allocated 1:1 sessions)

* Training Peaks is software that needs the user to register for an account before it can be linked to the ‘Coach’. The basic version is free and is sufficient for most people, although some may wish to upgrade to the paid version which has advanced functionality.  The basic and advanced functions are available on both your PC browser and mobile device as an app.

**’unlimited’ is within reason (during office hours Monday-Friday and weekend when needed for races)