Coaching

Coaching endurance athletes is an art, a science, and a craft.

We offer this selection of coaching-related articles, videos, workshops, and guides to help coaches begin to explore the support available for coaches through Fast Talk Labs.

Contact us with your questions, clarifications, or requests at coaches@fasttalklabs.com.

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The Unexpected (But Highly Satisfying) Evolution of a Coaching Career

Coach Scott Saifer started out coaching elite-level road cyclists. Over the years his coaching business has evolved with the needs of his existing and prospective clients. Now many of his clients work toward goals outside of racing. He discusses what it takes to work with athletes who might lack ability or motivation, or both.
Christine in a race

How to Build a Beginner-Friendly Coaching Business

By coaching athletes of all levels and aspirations, Christine Schirtzinger has learned how to build a better business—and be a better coach. She sees the limitations in working solely with high-performance athletes.

Athlete Ability Doesn’t Change the Coaching Process

Coach Joe LoPresto has made a name for himself in Chicago’s triathlon scene by welcoming newcomers to the sport. Whether it’s the last person to cross the finish line or the ones standing on the podium, he believes they are more alike than different. The human desire to improve and grow is the focus of his coaching.
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Coaching Different Personalities

How does an athlete’s personality affect how you write their training plans and give feedback? It can be far more varied than you might realize.
Coach and athlete on a training ride.

6 // Managing Athlete Performance

As a coach, helping your athletes achieve their performance potential is an important task, but it's rarely an easy one. In Module 6 of The Craft of Coaching, Joe Friel, together with several top coaches, share their experience on every aspect of this journey to peak performance.