Tommy Johnson

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Tommy Johnson

Meet Tommy Johnson

Triathlon and endurance sports are all about the journey to your goal race. The journey is the destination.

Enjoying the journey…

I’ve always been a cyclist. I can’t remember ever not riding a bike. As a teenager, I rode to the swim club for fun and swim team workouts. In high school I rode to stay in shape during the summer for the upcoming football season. In college my bike was my transportation. After college I was able to afford my first ‘really nice bike’ – a Trek 2200. Club rides and races followed. Cycling continued to be my sport for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fast forward to 2004. I had just completed an MBA degree and was looking for a new challenge. I’m very goal oriented and having something to work towards brings me great satisfaction. “Get back into bike club rides and races,” I thought. I was surfing bike race websites and came across websites for triathlon races. “I already have the cycling background. I swam some in high school. All I have to do is add the running,” was my thinking. After my first race in Las Cruces, NM, I was hooked. Triathlon is now my “lifestyle”.

My Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is based on effective athlete/coach communication and athlete education. I believe effective coaching requires the athlete and coach to communicate on a very regular basis. I encourage my coached athletes to communicate via text, email, phone, video conference or face-to-face whenever needed. As your coach, it’s my job to know the science of training and use it appropriately to help you reach your goals. Effective athlete/coach communication adds context to the training plan and workout data. We aren’t pro athletes with unlimited time to train. We all have other commitments – families, children, work, school, etc. Together we’ll design a plan that takes into account your real life situation and that accomplishes your goals. Along the journey you will have an enjoyable and exhilarating experience training and racing.

Coaching since 2008

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