“I've worked with Coach Steve for nearly a year in preparation for my first Ironman this coming November. This will be my 32nd triathlon overall (2 sprint, 2 half Ironman and 27 Olympic distance) and I didn't want to go into a full distance race juggling a full time job, time with family, and rely on the same type of training plan I did before, which were entirely self guided, where I never knew if I was pushing myself hard enough or would actually be ready.
Coach Steve has surpassed every expectation for what my training could be. My schedule and goals are clearly defined and flexible, my questions and concerns get answered, and most importantly, it's by someone who's read all the same books that I have and has the firsthand knowledge of racing to draw from. After racing for 13 years, I'm a better person because of triathlon, but I've become a better triathlete thanks to Steve Brandes.”
“Next Level it is…… I was completing races but I reached a point where improvements were minimal, and I needed help with breaking inner obstacles. Steve assisted with taking my experiences, skills, and abilities, and turned my goals into reality. I went from performing in the upper half of my age group to the top of my age group. He was helpful with setting realistic high-level goals and guided me along the way. When I need extra support, he is readily available. Even though he coaches me from a different location, I am able to put in the training, while Steve watches closely from a distance.
Steve has helped me with becoming a competitor and setting higher goals for myself than I would have ever done on my own. I benefit from having a race plan laid out for me, so that I can do my favorite part of the process, training. The structured realistic plan works for me as a full-time school counselor. I am able to complete all of my training before my workday. He is awesome at monitoring my training stress, so I can continue in all other aspects of my life. I look forward to my journey to the top and credit Steve Brandes!”