As athletes, we’re inundated with ads and messaging of the next great tool for your training and/or breakthroughs. I personally view myself as an alpha consumer, always looking to test out new exciting products and services. Three years ago I had all the toys I needed to make the jump from being a weekend warrior racing in only Olympic distance tris to half/70.3 distance races. That move involved a dramatic increase in training to even be able to finish! I attacked my training with purpose and passion. Three weeks prior to my first half/70.3 race, I strained my calf by pushing too hard in training. It was then that I realized I needed training guidance before I really hurt myself. All of those tools I mentioned earlier couldn’t help me here! My primary goal was to have someone keep me injury free and teaching me to become more efficient in my training.