My first year was very successful. The sport was relatively new and between Spartan and Battlefrog I was actually winning money at a fair amount of races. I also came in Elite top ten every race that year, finishing top twenty in the country in both race series – 18th in the country in the Spartan and Battlefrog.
Until one day a new-ish member of my gym approached me and offered to “manage” me. He spent about an hour discussing his background as a triathlete and coaching triathletes and now crossing over into OCR. His faith in me shocked me- when we switched the conversation over into questions and answers he was literally shocked I had done as well as I had racing the way I was right now. LOL. He had a lot of tweaks and changes for me to make into my training and life that he promised would benefit my racing if I followed them.