Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Meet the Coach: Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott is a triathlon coach for Team In Training (TNT) this spring season.  Considering signing up for a tri?  Learn more about Paul and what he thinks people need to do in order to be successful in their training.

How long have you been coaching with TNT and what was your first event?
I have been coaching about four years and the Galveston half ironman was my first event.

What is your style of coaching?
I like to have fun as long as people are prepared.  I believe success is not about winning, it's about effort.

Some people are intimidated by the idea for training for a triathlon.  What advice would you give them?
I would say take the first step and see where it gets you, but you have to take that first step.  It's ok to be scared.  If every person was completely honest, no one has ever been without doubts, even Olympic champions.

Is there an Honored Hero that has left a lasting impact on you?
Bill Luisis.  He is the poster child of giving effort especially when lots of things are against you and everyone else has given up.

What is the best kept secret about Team In Training?
They have no secrets.  Sounds dumb, I know, but they put it all out there so you know what everything is about.

What is the best training advice you have ever received?
No one should ever confuse activity with accomplishment.

Paul will be coaching the Lavaman Waikoloa triathlon in Kona, HI in late March.  Learn more about the event here.

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