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Nov 9, 2018

Last week we had our first husband-wife coaching team on the podcast and this week we follow it up with professional triathletes and owners of GK Endurance Guy Crawford and his wife Kate Bevilaqua.  Guy and Kate share their journey to a professional athlete and talk about their coaching program. 

 

Background

  • Kate grew up playing netball
  • Phys Ed Teacher and cousin talked her into doing a triathlon
  • Guy is from New Zeland and was outdoor a lot playing rugby and other sports like BMX
  • Late teens picked up triathlons, was swimming a lot

Guy was working for BlueSeventy and continued training and started getting results so went professional

Kate was enjoying short courses and coach convinced her to do a longer one and had great results

First Coach

  • Guy - When started working for BlueSeventy
  • Kate - First few years was with a local club, but when started thinking about longer distances got a coach

Who should get a coach or when?

  • When you have a goal you want to reach
  • Helps prevent overtraining and undertraining
  • Athletes go hard too often

Coaching

  • Consultation we see what their lifestyle is like
  • How many hours can they do, what their diet is like
  • We each coach our own athletes
  • Core of our clients is half Ironman business executive

Training

  • Half/Ironman 10-12 weeks is specifics before that is base conditioning
  • 4 months out doing 3 bikes/run/swims a week with aerobic, threshold and recovery in there
  • 6 weeks out more specific workouts
  • For runs, some use power, some heart rates and some just by feel

Final Surge Round
Favorite Book - A life without limits/Lore of funning
Current Trainers - Mizuno/Mizuno Wave Rider
Favorite Race - 70.3
Favorite Recovery Meal/Drink - Chocolate Milk/IPA
Favorite  Workout - Trail Long Run/Track Session

Resources

GK Endurance
GK Endurance on Instagram
GuyCrawford on Instagram
Kate Bevilaqua on Instagram
Final Surge On Instagram

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