Welcome to InBalance Coaching and myself, Ed Collins, a graduate of British Triathlon’s Level 3 High Performance Coach (HCP) programme. I have over 20 years experience coaching adults and juniors in various disciplines and since 2012 concentrating on triathlon and swim, bike and run endurance events. Alongside my coaching business I am head coach of a junior triathlon club and one of the pool of coaches at the Welsh Development Academy, British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Skills School and BTF GoTri initiative. I have been a race director of a West Midland Series Junior Triathlon, so I have a wide experience of all things triathlon!
It is so important to have everything in balance when training for an endurance event. You need to get your work, family and training ratios right for you to achieve optimum performance. If any of these are not balanced, anxiety, guilt and stress creeps in; your training goes backwards and you overtrain to compensate; you pick up injuries due to overtraining; you feel helpless and despair sets in as your event is creeping closer and you are not 100% prepared for it. If this has happened to you, you are not the first person nor will be the last to experience such feelings, however, having an experienced coach to guide you with your training, will prevent these series of events from happening.
Consistency is so important when preparing for a triathlon or an endurance event. At InBalance Coaching we take the initial consultation seriously to find out the amount of time you have available to train for a race and then prepare an individual training plan to meet your specific requirements. We aim for you to reach your goals, whether it is a podium finish or to just complete but we’ll ensure your training is varied and enjoyable, using the “tried and tested” but also the latest research to gain improvement.
All our athletes are on Training Peaks software and for the data geeks (me being one!) we can provide performance metrics that can assist you with your training. More detail can be found on the Coaching Page.
Please contact InBalance Coaching if you would like to talk about a challenge you are thinking of doing or would like help with training for a competition you have entered.