DCS Endurance Coaching specializes in training swimmers, runners and triathletes at all levels to achieve their objectives.
Triathlon, Swimming, and Running Coach
USAT Certified Triathlon Coach
ASCA Certified Swimming Coach
Healthy Running Certified Coach
Wright Triathlon Club member
Ohio River Road Runners Club member
9 Time Qualifier Triathlon National Championships
3 Time Member USA Triathlon Team
Everyone deserves to lead a happy and healthy life, whether that’s running or swimming at an elementary or elite level, or having the self-confidence to pursue other daily activities. In swimming especially, the ability to compete or function well requires a very good understanding of sport-specific technique as well as developing both endurance and speed. Since swimming is a part of triathlon, these characteristics also apply to triathlon. To a certain extent, poor running technique can be overcome by superior endurance and strength.
But, for runners, avoiding injury is an ever-present issue that can be enhanced by having some advanced knowledge of running biomechanics and training guidelines that don’t put too much load on the body too fast. These thoughts also apply to the biking portion of triathlon. How can you achieve these technique, endurance, and speed objectives? I believe the best option is to hire a coach with that knowledge and follow their guidance. Also, the other key to sport (and life) success is to practice constantly.
Another key aspect of developing competence and competitiveness in the three sports that Coach Don practices is to develop stronger muscles through an adjunct program of strength training. Does that mean going to a weight room and pumping iron there? We have found that most athletes benefit more from developing functional strength without lifting heavy weights and that the weight room can be mostly reserved for elite athletes.
In general, my clients span a broad range of age and ability. I have had clients in their 20s and some in their 50s. As a coach, I am in my 70s and still competing, in spite of the significant difficulties that arise as I age. Because I have been practicing my sport for over 25 years, I have significant knowledge of training methods that work and have proven them on myself.
Personally, I took up triathlon as a 45 year old after sitting on the couch for 20 years. The result was that I re-discovered the joy of competing I had had as a youth. So what happened? I kept on competing and getting progressively better. Does this all sound like fun? It is! Please, come join us!
Looking to qualify for Kona or to finish your first sprint tri? Both are big goals. I’m here to help.
Want to learn to swim or just how to do an open water race? I have a plan for you.
Want to complete a marathon or do your first 5K? I can help you get where you want to go.
(937) 438-0361 (w)
(937) 239-1425 (c)