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Coach Tyler Guggemos

Whether you are new to triathlon or an experienced athlete looking to propel to the next level, it’s all about knowing when to push yourself and when to pace yourself. No matter where you are in the sport we all have untapped potential. I approach coaching from a holistic approach with the mindset that a strong athlete can’t be built overnight. In my 7 years of coaching, experience has taught me that being successful in triathlon encompasses more than fitness in swim, bike, and run. We need to be healthy, mentally prepared, and have technical skills.

The key to a good coach/athlete relationship is regular and open communication. One good session doesn't guarantee success and one bad session doesn't mean you are done for. As a coach I believe we need to work on both strengths and weaknesses with a balanced approach. Metabolic efficiency is key and we need to encompass all aspects of sport for success including strength, mobility, flexibility, mental skills, and proper nutrition. I have successfully worked with many athletes who have had limited time to train and don’t want to waste time. Whatever your available time commitment, I can work with you to ensure that you continue to improve and advance towards your goals.

Knowledge is power and that is what i provide to my athletes!

For me, the journey into triathlon came from a motorcycle injury in 2009 at the age of 21 when I tore my rotator cuff racing motocross. For the first time in my life I was unable to ride my dirtbike. At the time, Coach Carly and I were dating and while recovering, she suggested I race a 5k with her. From the moment I crossed the finish line I was hooked and shorty after motorcycles were replaced with bicycles. Over the course of the next 5 years my fitness journey transformed from finishing that first 5k in 2009 to racing my first IRONMAN in 2013 where I finished in the top 5% overall. Alongside my fitness journey, my personal life transformed as well. I took such a strong interest in fitness that I quit my career at the time and enrolled in university classes to study Exercise Science. In the spring of 2015 I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and completed my third IRONMAN. The summer of 2016, after coaching part time for 4 years, I transitioned to coaching triathletes full time.

Specialties

  • Athletes with limited time or non-traditional schedules

  • Long course - IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3

  • Athletes who have dealt with or have injuries

  • Xterra Triathlon

  • Xtri racing

Education And Coaching Accomplishments

  • Bachelors in Exercise Physiology with a focus on human performance

  • International Triathlon Coaching Associate (ITCA) Certified Coach

  • IRONMAN certified coach

  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 certified coach

  • Coached over 40 athletes to their first IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3

  • Coached athletes to multiple world championship qualifications including the IRONMAN world championships, IRONMAN 70.3 world championships and Xterra triathlon world championships

Personal Endurance Accomplishments

  • 5 time IRONMAN finisher

  • 14 time IRONMAN 70.3 finisher

  • 3 time Xtri finisher (AlaskaMan and CeltMan, Iceland)

  • 2016 and 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 world championship qualifier and finisher

  • 2018 Xterra world championship qualifier and finisher

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