Onebody offers a professional triathlon coaching service for local athletes based in Sydney and online triathlon coaching for our athletes outside of our local Triathlon Squad. Our triathlon coaches are experienced professionals and our triathlon training programs are prepared specifically to you and take into account your lifestyle and your goals.
We form strong communication relationships with all our coached athletes via phone, skype, email and face to face meetings in our training centre. All our triathlon coaches are qualified, registered and accredited through Triathlon Australia. Each of our coaches are experienced professionals that can deliver training programs that suit your ability and find the balance between technical analysis and personable skills.
We provide both local triathlon coaching and online triathlon coaching options that include:
Heres our easy step by step guide on how to set up your trainingpeaks athlete account and make full use of all the coaching features available!
As an athlete, you can expect your triathlon coach to deliver a training program and training structure that is designed to suit you as an individual and your goals. Our professional coaches will provide you with your daily training sessions and oversee your long term training development. You can expect your coach to:
Email is the easiest, quickest and most convenient way to communicate with your coach and it allows them to respond quickly to your questions. You can expect your coach to respond to emails within 0-1 working days. Email is the best way to communicate the majority of your questions and for your coach to provide feedback outside of regular training sessions.
Face to Face Contact
Our triathlon coaches are professionals who are available to chat to you in person about your training and racing. All you need to do is working out a convenient time and you can chat in person at our training centre.
Phone Calls / Skype
Your coach will arrange a convenient time to catch up via the phone to discuss your training program and discuss your training and racing progress. Phone calls are best arranged when preparing for major races and to discuss your training progress.
Training Program Modifications
Training programs are prepared once the coach understands the availability of the athlete during a training block. In general, your online training program will be written 2-4 weeks in advance and modifications are only required in the event of injury or illness.
Our coaches put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that you have the best training programs to support you and reach your goals and your long term potential. For us to provide you with the best coaching service, there are some basic expectations that we have from our athletes. For all our coached athletes, we rely on being provided with regular feedback and updates on your progress. To help your coach being able to monitor and provide you with feedback, please ensure that you regularly:
Communication is the key to a good coaching relationship. We expect all our athletes to actively communicate with their coach regularly via face to face, phone and email. The best results are gained when both the coach and athlete work together with the athlete providing regular honest feedback.
Your coach will arrange a time to contact you before preparing your training program to learn about you, your goals and to help them understand what you need from them in order to improve. Expect to have an initial and honest discussion with your coach that includes your:
From there, your coach will start to understand what you need to improve and begin planning an overall program structure to guide you towards your goals.
Training effectively means that you need to understand when your coach wants you to train hard and when your coach wants you to go easy. Your coach will prepare and verify your training zones using a number of methods to ensure that we can accurately tell you how to train efficiently and effectively.
Depending on what data your coach has access to, they may ask you to perform some testing or they may prepare your training zones off recent races or training sessions that can provide them with the data that they need:
Your training zones will then be set up for the equipment that you have access to
Once we have your training zones set up with your TrainingPeaks account, your coach will use this information to help you train effectively and efficiently. As you improve and develop as an athlete, your training zones will be adjusted by your coach to ensure that you continue to train as effectively as possible.
All our triathlon training programs are individualized to suit you and your goals and delivered using a premium online training account with TrainingPeaks. Each program is individually prepared using your availability and structured around your work, family and life commitments. The training programs can be accessed, viewed and updated from anywhere that you have an active internet connection. You can even view and analyze your own data on your smartphone within seconds of finishing a training session once data from your devices has been uploaded.
Training Program Structure
Your training program will be planned around your races and goals in a format that is easy to follow and understand. Expect your training program to be populated with individual training sessions several weeks in advance so that you can view what your coach has planned for you.
Individual Training Sessions
The content of each individual training session is descriptive and will outline:
Downloadable Indoor Cycling Training Files
Athletes with a Wahoo Kickr or a Computrainer will benefit from the coach supplying their training files in a downloadable format that they can insert into software such as Trainerroad, Zwift or Perfpro. This is our preferred method for supplying training sessions for indoor cycling sessions and these files will appear in the attachment tab of your TrainingPeaks session plan.
Downloadable Run Training Files
For athletes with compatible Garmin devices, we actively prepare sessions within their Garmin Connect account so that your run training sessions will sync with their device before their session begins. This enables you to go for a run and the watch will let you know exactly when the intervals start and stop. This service is available for athletes on Gold and Platinum accounts.
Our training programs allow the athlete to quickly and briefly provide their coach with feedback following a session. We encourage all our athletes to write simple comments following their sessions so that your coach can help monitor your progress. Your comments might indicate how you felt during the session or they may be used for your coach to understand your training file. For example – “Felt great, that last set was tough” or “Ran out of time and only completed 3 of the 4 sets”.
The format of our training programs allows you to access training information easily and provides your coach with the data that he needs to provide objective feedback
We provide our athletes with continual feedback to to improve their technique biomechanics and efficient. Regardless of whether you are a local athlete that we see regularly in person or an online client, we are able to provide regular feedback to help your technique.
We can either watch you in person or review a video of you so that we can select the ideal drills or exercises for you to do as part of your training program. This includes
We can send you direct links to the drills and exercises we recommend and also build these into your training session content. This allows you to access and watch the videos at any time so that you can understand each drill and help you implement them.
The focus on technical improvements in your sessions will improve your biomechanical efficiency and lead to increased performance at racing.
The quality of your training sessions is important to ensure that you achieving the the goal outcome of each session. To monitor the progress and provide you with feedback, your coach will analyse your files using the training zones that are prepared within your online training account.
Each session will have key outcomes that your coach wants you to achieve and we can do this by comparing your data to the zones that we have prepared for you. Many of your sessions will contain training intervals within specific zones and your coach will check these and provide you with feedback.
Your coach will analyse the quality of your sessions through the use of statistical analysis and provide you with feedback on how to improve the quality of your training session. This information will allow your coach to determine how well the session was performed and importantly, how to improve the quality of future sessions.
Your coach has a deep understanding of how to analyse files and will go beyond looking at the overall numbers for analysis. They do this to understand your individual behaviour and identify key areas that you can improve on. Feedback may include:
Our online triathlon coaches have an excellent understanding of how to analyse information and provide feedback to help you improve your training and racing behaviour. Your coach will go well beyond basic analysis and provide you with useful information that will improve the way that you train and race.