Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Official!

As the old KISS song goes, "You wanted the best, you got the best!" I believe that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right. Having said that, I can officially say that I have joined the Tulsa Iron triathlon team. I have decided to focus in on Triathlons for next year and set some key races as goals. In order for me to be the best and perform at the level I need on race day, I have hired a coach. I have not just hired any coach, but I have hired the best coach for triathlon in Tulsa. The one, the only, Rob Chance.
This is a picture of Rob finishing an Ironman, which I so boldly stole from his blog. Rob has over twenty years experience in triathlons and has stepped over into the world of coaching and has formed Tulsa Iron. The group is based around the idea of helping others achieve their dreams and perform at their best. This is not about just saying that you finished a race, but being able to say that you competed at your best with your maximum effort. This is all done through a series of training routines all based around being your best on race day.
I have a done a few tri's and Du's and have done fairly well, but the swim has always been my weakness and that is what we are going to work on first. I had my first swim lesson this week with Duncan Wise and we are going to focus on getting this up to speed first, before we go ahead into full bore training. I am sure that in no time I will be a better swimmer and be able to be more competitive.
I enjoy the variety of the training involved in the three disciplines as it gives me a break from all the running. I know that I have a lot more potential to get better and faster in Tri's and I know with Rob's help, I will be able to achieve that.

For now it is time to work on the swim, pick some goals races, and strives towards the goals ahead. I am so excited about this and cannot wait to see the results. I will definitely be keeping you updated on my progress over the next year. Onward and Upward!


Rob Chance said...

Kind words Tom. I look forward to working with you and helping you explore your limits;-)

Bobby said...

Good luck Tom.