I HELP YOU GET FAST
Matt Sheeks – Professional Triathlete and Seattle Triathlon Coach
I used to be average.
As Olympic Gold Medalist marathoner Frank Shorter put it, “How do I know you ran a 4:30 mile in high school? That’s easy, everyone ran a 4:30 miler in high school.”
I was a 4:30 miler in high school.
But I didn’t stay a 4:30 miler. I quickly discovered the two most valuable principles in endurance sports training that led me to become a 14:00 5k runner and eventually a pro triathlete. But it didn’t just stop there. Pretty soon, other triathletes started training with me who wanted to know the secret. Many of them too have reached top levels in the sport.
At one point they were just average. Now? Not so average.
One of the friends I helped get fast was Robby Webster, now an Olympic hopeful in triathlon.
“Matt helped me go pro in triathlon, and now I am in an Olympic Development Program. I earned my professional racing license in the fall of 2014 and am now on the Olympic ITU pathway for Rio in 2016. I would not have been able to make this transition from collegiate track to triathlon without the help and input of Matt.”
Another buddy of mine, Andrew Fast, did his first Ironman in over 12 hours. Pretty average. Now he is a professional triathlete.
“Matt Sheeks had the foundational knowledge in endurance sports that I lacked and he was willing to share. Through his guidance I developed a better understanding of what it meant and what it took to be a professional athlete. Matt went above and beyond to ensure I gained the necessary experience on my path to professional triathlon.”
Now I’m a Seattle based triathlon coach and can help you apply the same principles. Whether you are a local triathlete in the greater Seattle area, or you live elsewhere, we can work together to create a combination of on-line and in-person coaching to suit your needs.
Let me help you get faster than you ever thought possible through (a) personalized triathlon training schedules, (b) improved bike fit, swim, and run skills, as well as (c) streamline your current triathlon training and racing plan. All of my coaching programs are 100% custom and individualized for your unique needs. For triathletes in the Seattle area, I offer in-person coaching sessions in addition to providing training schedules on-line.
In addition to the perspective necessary to coach others through competing in the Seattle area as an endurance athlete for the past 17 years, I have USA Cylcing Level 3 credentials, USA Track and Field Level One Certification, and have been the assistant Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach for Seattle University. I’ve also had many years experience as a bicycle fitter, and even coached some exceptional marathoners.