As I maintain my roster of one-on-one athletes, I limit my clients to a certain type of person. I’m looking for motivated adult athletes who:
If this describes you, read on!
My programs are structured around a periodized, incremental schedule. The minimum amount of time I work with an athlete is 28 weeks (7 4-week blocks). For most athletes, we start with a foundation period. This may last between 8 to 16 weeks depending on your current level of fitness. We focus on technique, strength, and establishing a strong fitness base to work from. Laboratory and/or field testing will occur frequently to monitor progress and make sure the training stress is appropriate. Once you have reached certain benchmarks, we move to the build period. The build period is timed 12 to 16 weeks away from your event.
The rationale for this system is to:
Race-specific planning (fueling and pacing)
Weekly assessment and feedback
Establishing a coaching relationship depends on two things:
To start the conversation to see if we are a good fit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every athlete believes they can be “elite.” But I define “elite” as being the best you can be. Accomplishing YOUR dreams. This is what I’m looking for in someone I coach.
Over my 24-year coaching career, I’ve helped many athletes reach this “elite” status. These are not athletes that came to me as “already elite.” Rather, these athletes were motivated and talented, but had not put together the training to reach their potential. The thing that made them successful is that they bought into the program and committed.
The first thing I told each of them was, “I can show them the path, but you have to walk it.” I promised them, if they walked the path, great thing would happen. And they did…
Are you next??
“I ran track and cross-county during high school and college, but I walked away when the pressure of winning became too stressful. Running wasn’t fun anymore. Twenty years later, I was nearing 40 and decided to start working out again. With motivation from a local multi-sport group, my love of running returned, and I developed a new interest: triathlon. I found running and triathlon training plans online and competed to the best of my ability. I was inspired by my promising results and inspired by watching others, including fellow Columbian Joe Company. Joe, formerly a professional triathlete, races effortlessly and smoothly; he’s fast and exciting to watch. I thought to myself: “One day, I want to race as fast as him.” Time passed, and I finished my second half-marathon in 1:25. Pleased with that time, I decided to complete a marathon. I turned to Joe Company for advice: he believed I could go sub-3, so I asked him to be my coach. Joe’s coaching has been the best decision I’ve made; his guidance is superior to the best training equipment in the world. Joe’s presence is calming, which gave me confidence in myself. His coaching philosophy is: less is more, quality (high intensity) over quantity. Such workouts have worked greatly in my favor. I’ve taken 10 minutes off my duathlon time, 3 minutes off 10k and nearly half an hour off my Olympic distance triathlon time (2:43 to 2:16). My first marathon couldn’t have gone better. Our target time was 2:58, and I crossed the finish line in 2:57 flat. Thanks to Joe, I am mentally and physically tough and in the best shape of my life. I hope to continue working with Joe as I train for the Boston marathon and triathlon Nationals and Worlds.”Angie T.
“I’ve been working with Joe Company since 2015. In that time Joe has coached me to P.R.’s in the 5k, marathon and trail 50k. He’s coached me to finishes at Zion 100k, Georgia Death Race 74 miler and Bighorn100 mile. Using the most current, science-based training methods, he’s brought me from an often injured wanna-be ultra runner, to finishing some of the toughest trail ultras in North America while allowing me to be present in every other aspect of life!!”