Elizabeth James

TriDot Coach

Race Distances

All Distances

Performance Level

All Performance Levels

Bio

I have always had a passion for helping others find success, which is why I originally pursued a degree in education. My previous job experiences as a teacher, soccer coach, weight-loss coach, and group fitness instructor allowed me to embrace the opportunities to inspire, motivate, and encourage others. In everything I do, I strive for helping others reach beyond the potential they thought possible for themselves.

Athletics has always been a large part of my life. Growing up, I played soccer. I played from kindergarten through college, earning two state titles and all-state recognitions. When my husband and I began dating, we started training for marathons together and began our 50-state marathon journey. The more knowledge I gained about the fitness and sport-specific training, the more I wanted to encourage others. I poured over the latest athletic research and soon became a group fitness instructor, weight-loss, and running coach at a local gym. Through my connections at the gym, in July 2012, I participated in my first sprint-distance triathlon and immediately fell in love with the sport of triathlon. Since that initial experience, I have completed numerous sprint and Olympic distance races, 70.3 events, and three full-distance Ironman events, also earning my qualification at the 140.6 World Championships in Kona, HI.

Background

Since beginning my triathlon coaching career in 2015, I have coached beginner triathletes to multiple full-ironman distance finishers. Each athlete is a success story and I become fully invested in their journey. Triathlon is a complex sport that involves strength of body and mind. As a coach, I believe in developing the whole athlete: I strengthen athletes by challenging them physically and turning the mind from a potential enemy into an asset and ally. I encourage, I empathize, I understand. I guide, I push, I challenge. I make my athletes better, not only for a particular race, but also for a healthy life for years to come!

Philosophy

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share our riches, but to reveal in him his own.” –Benjamin Disreali

It is my goal as your coach to help you reveal your personal greatness—whether that be to reach the finish line of your first race, take your experience to a competitive level, or uncover a new distance or personal best. My coaching approach is very individualized to meet the specific needs of each athlete.

As a TriDot athlete before a TriDot coach, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits of the TriDot Triathlon Training System. Now as a coach, TriDot has given me the scientific insight necessary to provide top-notch coaching. TriDot allows science to do what science does best in optimizing training for the highest athletic potential while also allowing humans to do what humans do best-connect with athletes and allow for on ongoing exchange of information between coach and athlete to best serve each athlete as they balance the pursuit of their goals with family and/or work responsibilities.

Qualifications

USAT-Level 1 Certified Coach
Coached sprint, Olympic, 70.3, and 140.6 triathletes
Coached beginner athletes to multiple-ironman finishers
Kona Qualifier
3x Ironman Finisher
Boston Marathon Qualifier and Finisher
Overall Podium Finishes in 5K
Overall Podium Finishes in Sprint Distance Triathlon
Age-Group Podium Finishes in Sprint, Olympic, and 70.3, and 140.6 Distance Events
Age-Group and Overall Podium Finishes in Half Marathon and Marathon Races
Collegiate Athlete
Group Fitness Instructor

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share our riches, but to reveal in him his own– Benjamin Disreali

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