Tri Coaching Testimonials
Rodolfo Bocangera (Mexico City, Mexico):
Coaching Package: Lana’i
“Well, when I started with B.A.S.E. training I didn’t knew what to expect really, I was just a newbie on the sport.
I trained hard according to the plan, and when I completed my first Olympic Triathlon I was feeling GREAT! I would really behoove everybody to train with B.A.S.E. Training! It is AWESOME!”
Dani Boss (Poulsbo, WA):
Coaching Package: Kaua’i
“Ryan Chapman is extremely committed to his clients. He is very responsive, and knows how to make fast and effective course corrections for his athletes to keep them motivated. Ryan has been there for me with equal doses of good humor and butt-kicking, doling each out as I needed them. His services are an amazing value (and this is a public school teacher talking). If you want to be ready for an event, or hit some fitness goals, Ryan is your man. And unlike a lot of other trainers, he is credible because he has lived both sides of the fitness coin and walks the walk of a new life.”
Brian Whelan (Bainbridge Island, WA):
Coaching Package: Mau’i
“As I reflected on what went wrong in Mexico, I felt like there were 3 things that needed improvement; first and foremost was the swim. I knew I was slow but I was shocked at how hard I worked in the ocean only to barely make the cutoff time and be in bad shape for the ride ahead. Part of the problem was mental. I knew I wasn’t making good time, about 60 minutes into the swim, and the fear of failing the first stage of a goal I had worked so hard to achieve caused me to swim hard, not well, and the lactic acid I was dumping into my muscles worked against me on the bike. The next two things I needed to work on were core strength and flexibility.
With those things in mind, I decided to enlist the help of Ryan Chapman (B.A.S.E Training – www.tribasetraining.com). Ryan teaches Total Immersion swim technique which helped my swimming immensely. I’m still not fast but at least I’m not working against myself (my kick was actually moving my feet in the opposite direction of my stroke – crazy). During the training for Cozumel, I swam 2.4 miles in a lake with a wetsuit in 1:55 but in the ocean in Mexico, the results were terrible. After working with Ryan, my lake swims were around 1:38 and I wasn’t working hard at all. To work on core strength and flexibility, Ryan had me doing the P90X DVD series 3 or 4 days per week in addition to everything else. Ryan also got me using a heart monitor for my bike and run training. All these things worked together and, over the next 6 months, I got stronger and more confident.
I believe the biggest reason I finished IM CDA was my coach, Ryan Chapman. Without him retooling my swim, I wouldn’t have gotten out of the water as quickly or feeling as good as I did. The core and flexibility work he had me doing, using P90X plus some of the cycling drills he had me doing made a big difference. While none of it was a picnic, I was a better athlete going into CDA than I was 7 months before. Additionally, from a training standpoint, Ryan had me working with a heart monitor on the bike and on the run, which gave me a frame of reference for how I was performing, regardless of how I felt. Staying in target heart zones was brutal at times but it made me stronger. The last part of my training regimen was the race simulations. Ryan had me do 2 of them during my last six weeks of training. They were basically 60-80% of the full race distance with 90 minute breaks between each phase and they provided me with a sense of assurance that I actually could finish one of these things because I had gotten close before. Doing these simulations was the biggest reason I could treat the race as just another long day of exercise.
Ryan was encouraging and thorough in his directions and explanations in our one on one sessions and thoughtful and adaptive to my various injuries as he laid out my training schedule. Working with him was awesome. He’s a pro and I’d recommend him to anyone desiring to get better in any and all aspects of triathlon or just to be more fit for life.”