Coach Justin Trolle led our comprehensive and detailed training session.
We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Justin
last year at the OTC
was involved in our Level II USAT Coaching Certification.
Justin is a tremendous person and exceptional coach.
wife and two little kids from New Zealand to CO Springs a couple of years ago.
Justin is USA Triathlon's Athlete Development Manager and primarily focuses on developing a world class athlete structure.
Coach Justin specializes in the development of junior athletes.
work is to expand and produce a solid pipeline of athletes for London 2012 as well as the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020.
With Justin being the primary Elite Development Coach at the US Olympic Training Center, he was able to share his knowledge and experience of his successful coaching principles, practices and philosophies.
Upon arrival, we started with introductions.
Along with Justin of USAT, Linda Cleveland also sat in on many of our sessions.
long-term plan for one of his
Elite Athletes and explained how he
has progressed her
from a junior athlete to an Elite adult going for the 2012 Olympic Team.
Coach Justin brought the trainer and set Kate's bike up.
We began by observing Kate's workout.
Coach Justin led Kate through various running drills that we implement at our run clinics.
has been working to help Kate increase her
forward lean, improve her
landing and enhance her
push off and extension.
After about 15 minutes of several drills, including the tire pull, it was time to hit the bike.
Kate road strong and steady for 20 minutes as Coach Justin's objective was to see how much the bike fatigued her
goal for this session was to compare this same benchmark workout performed last week, but without the bike.
This week, he
would be able to discover how much the bike affects her
So, Kate hopped off the bike and ripped out 4 x 1600 on the track while we videoed.
After a solid performance, Kate stretched and we jumped back in the cars to hit a late lunch at the OTC
Following lunch we analyzed the video of Kate's workout.
led us in a comprehensive analysis and explained how to take video, break it down, assess what needs to be worked on and how to get the most out of the athlete from a biomechanical point of view in the shortest time possible.