I have been coached by Rich for about 5 years, and I continue to be amazed at how he helps me push my limits. Sometimes my program has workouts that I think are out of my reach. Each time I see something in my program that I think I can’t do, I expect to be telling Rich afterward that he was wrong about my current fitness level. But each time I think this, as long as I put in the effort, I find that he was right – I could go faster than I thought was possible. Rich helps me push my boundaries, but at the same time, my training schedule is designed to work around my work and personal life. I was thrilled when he was right there at the finish line when I won my age group at the Muskoka Ironman 70.3, because I finished in the time that he predicted, but a time that I didn’t know I’d be able to do.
Professor at the University of Guelph