Power2tri

coaches

About our endurance and triathlon coaching team

As a team of professionals at Power2Tri Endurance Coaching, we are dedicated to continuously learning and participating in sport to provide the best possible support to our athletes. Our training, coaching, systems, and nutritional strategies have helped athletes at all levels achieve their individual goals. We strive to consistently raise the bar and deliver top-quality support to our athletes. With our expertise in triathlon, cycling, ultrarunning, and endurance, we offer both in-person and remote coaching services across the US. Whether you’re a beginner preparing for your first triathlon or an experienced athlete aiming for podium finishes and national or world championship qualifications, our team of highly experienced coaches is here to help you succeed and reach your full potential. Contact us today to start your journey towards athletic excellence!

Coach Dave

Owner/Head Coach

Lifelong Athlete + Coach

Head Coach/Owner - Triathlon Coaching

At a young age, Dave’s natural mentoring ability caught the attention of his baseball team’s coach. Impressed by his willingness to help fellow athletes, the coach asked Dave to guide some junior players who needed extra assistance. This early coaching experience ignited Dave’s passion for mentoring and inspiring athletes.

As a child, Dave started riding bicycles, and this passion has grown over the years. In 2008, as a childhood leukemia survivor, he partnered with Team in Training to raise money for research. His first event with them was a challenging 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe. Dave’s commitment extended beyond that year. He volunteered as a ride lead, becoming a mentor to fellow cyclists, further fueling his passion.

In 2009, he embraced the world of triathlons, driven by a bet with co-workers challenging him to conquer the Mooseman Olympic distance event. Despite being unfamiliar with swimming, Dave enrolled in an adult swim course and worked tirelessly to prepare for the race. On race day, his first open water swim proved to be a daunting challenge, but it ignited his unyielding passion for triathlons. Since then, Dave has competed in all distances of triathlon, including full Ironman, and has dedicated himself to mentoring athletes of all levels.

In 2012, he proudly earned his USAT Coaching Certification and founded Power2Tri Endurance Coaching, a platform to share his expertise with adult athletes. With Dave’s guidance, athletes have conquered their first triathlons, reached podium finishes, and achieved national or world championship qualifications in longer distances like 70.3 or Ironman. Dave’s commitment to unlocking athletes’ potential is unwavering.

So, that’s Coach Dave – a passionate mentor who discovered his coaching calling at a young age, a dedicated family man, and a coach with a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you navigate the world of triathlons.

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Coach Gabe

From running to triathlon to helping others in endurance sports

Coach Gabe on Triathlon Bike

Gabe has a lifelong background in running and has been competing in triathlons for over 10 years. He believes that anyone can become a fast athlete with the right training and guidance, and has seen firsthand the benefits of working with a coach. As an endurance athlete himself, Gabe understands the importance of training cycles that focus on enhancing current strengths and improving personal limitations.

Gabe is deeply interested in the field of human performance in endurance events and earned his USAT Coaching certification to gain a deeper understanding of how athletes can consistently improve. He believes that knowledge is power and is dedicated to sharing what he has learned with his athletes to help them reach their full potential.

As a coach, Gabe understands the balance that athletes must strike between external factors and competition success. He designs effective training plans, but it is up to the athlete to execute, commit, and recover. Gabe is dedicated to helping athletes succeed and reach their goals.

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Coach Jenna

Track & Club Swim Coach Turned Triathlon Coach

Coach Jenna

Jenna brings a rich background in competitive swimming and track and field, having experienced both as an athlete and coach. Her journey into triathlon during her mid-twenties was a deliberate choice, seamlessly blending her passion for swimming and running. Beyond being a means to regain post-childbirth fitness, triathlon became a catalyst for building a supportive community and reigniting her competitive spirit.

Central to Jenna’s coaching philosophy is a steadfast belief in achieving a harmonious balance between life and sport. She places a premium on longevity and overall health for her athletes, recognizing that success in sports should coexist with a fulfilling life outside the arena. Jenna is dedicated to guiding her athletes toward reaching their utmost potential, all while acknowledging that sports don’t exist in isolation.

For Jenna, life, family, fun, and work take precedence. In her coaching approach, she collaborates closely with each athlete, helping them craft and sustain a holistic balance. By providing the necessary tools and insights, Jenna empowers her athletes to not only meet but surpass their performance goals, fostering a journey that extends beyond the finish line.

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Sonia

Sports Nutritionist, RD, LDN

An accomplished athlete, Sports Nutritionist and RD

Headshot sports nutritionist Sonia

Sonia is a lifelong runner and multisport athlete with over 8 seasons of triathlon competition under her belt. Throughout her athletic career, she has always been interested in optimizing nutrition for performance and overall health. This passion led her to pursue a second degree and become a Registered Dietitian in 2017, with a focus on sports nutrition.

Triathletes have unique nutrient and hydration needs that can’t be ignored – nutrition is the fourth discipline! By working as a team, we can improve performance, recovery, and overall well-being through proper fueling and hydration. Sonia is dedicated to helping multisport athletes achieve their best performances through personalized nutrition plans. Her philosophy is that nutrition is a competitive advantage, and she works with each athlete to develop safe and achievable goals that maximize their athletic potential. She understands that one size does not fit all and works to develop strategies that meet the individual needs of each athlete.