Team OXYGENADDICTOnline Triathlon Coaching
Helping triathletes all over the world make their finish-line dreams a reality
DETAILED COACH-SUPPORTED TRAINING PLANS
Whether it’s your first time competing at 70.3 or iron-distance, or you’re an experienced race winner, your customised training plan from Coach Rob will help you achieve your goals
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT
Regular podcasts, live video Q&A sessions, and an ever-growing collection of training resources exclusively available to Team Oxygenaddict members
AFFORDABLE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP
At just £65 per month Team Oxygenaddict provides the benefits of personalised, 1-1 coaching for a fraction of the cost
EXPERT COACHING ADVICE
Ongoing access to coach Rob via our private Facebook group to ask all of your triathlon and training related questions
BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Our extremely active private Facebook community is where you can meet and talk all things triathlon with your team mates and chat with Coach Rob
TEAM OXYGENADDICT KIT!
Represent Team Oxygenaddict at your events this year with our high-quality, great value race kit
My aim with Team Oxygenaddict is to make available the many years of experience I have in coaching age-group triathletes to a wider group of people. One-to-one coaching is cost-prohibitive for many people so by creating an online coaching platform and environment we’re able to offer all of the main benefits of personalised coaching at a significantly lower cost.
The support, guidance and encouragement of a coach is hugely important in triathlon – especially for most of us who are fitting training and racing in around our family, work and personal lives. The plans we create take all of that into account and are based around the same philosophies that have helped many of my 70.3 and Iron-distance athletes qualify for World and European championships and achieve age-group podium positions. Most importantly you’ll be able to train with the reassuring knowledge that you’ll get to the start line race-ready and in the best possible shape.Rob Wilby
Rob is a British Triathlon coach, assessor & educatorWith over 20 years’ coaching experience, Rob is one of the most respected triathlon coaches in the UK. He is Head Coach at Knutsford Tri Club, and works for British Triathlon as a Coach Educator and Assessor, helping to develop the next generation of triathlon coaches in Great Britain.
Rob has coached hundreds of triathletes at all levelsRob is equally adept at coaching people brand new to triathlon as he is to world-championship qualifiers and race winners. More than 20 of his athletes have represented their country at triathlon and duathlon over the last 5 years, and several have gone on to Iron-distance and 70.3 AG podiums, World 70.3 Champs and Kona qualifications.
Rob has represented Great Britain at TriathlonHaving raced for Team GB at the ITU World Long Course Triathlon Championships, Rob has first hand experience of the various challenges of triathlon from an athlete’s perspective as well as that of a coach.
A COACH-SUPPORTED TRAINING PLAN
You’ll receive one of a number of different training plans that matches your strengths, weaknesses, experience, time available to train and when your target 70.3 or Iron-distance race is. Each training session will come with a detailed explanation of exactly what you should be doing, at what level of intensity and for how long. Some sessions will be short and of high-intensity, others will be longer but slower. However each swim, bike and run session will serve a very specific purpose and aims to balance training and recovery over the course of each week.
We appreciate that work, family and life in general means that it may not be possible for you to complete all training sessions all of the time. We’ll make sure you know which sessions to prioritise and how to adjust your training week to make the most of the time you do have.
TRAINING PEAKS ACCOUNT
Each week a detailed explanation of all your training sessions will be uploaded into your Training Peaks account. Training Peaks is a market leading online training software that allows you to see your upcoming training sessions by day, record your activity and view your progress over time. If you haven’t used it before, don’t worry – it’s very intuitive to use and won’t cost any extra to set up.
All members have access to the how-to guides including how to interpret the information that Training Peaks provides, and how to track your improvements over time. As well as being able to see your training sessions days and often weeks in advance, you’ll also receive daily email reminders about your upcoming sessions ensuring that you’re always fully prepared for the training day ahead.
EXPERT COACHING GUIDANCE & SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
Our private Facebook group is a great place to chat with your team mates, compare notes on training and racing and ask questions – big and small. There are no stupid questions at Team Oxygenaddict and our growing community is incredibly supportive of each other. Everyone in the team shares a common goal so it’s good to know there’s a group of like-minded triathletes at your fingertips that understand where you’re coming from. You’ll probably even find you have fellow team mates entering the same races as you!
The Facebook group is also the primary place to get training advice from Coach Rob. If you have any questions about how to do specific training sessions, want help understanding your training data or advice on anything else to do with training or racing he’ll be there to offer first hand expert coaching support and advice.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT
In the Members section of the Team Oxygenaddict website you’ll find a great selection of member-only content to support your training. Coach Rob posts regular guides – written, audio and video – from how to do swim drills through to helping you understand the structure of your training plan and just about everything in between! We’re always adding new content and you’ll always be told when there’s something new in there for you to check out.
We’ll also be hosting regular live video chats with members on topics of interest to you. These are another opportunity for you to ask questions and chat with Coach Rob directly. You’ll have the opportunity to submit questions beforehand and the videos will be made available to view later if you’re unable to attend.
We have designed and produced Team Oxygenaddict cycling tops, bib shorts, tri suits, speed suits and running vests in conjunction with Raceskin. Raceskin’s kit is of an incredibly high quality & standard, with nothing but good things being said about it by our team members.
All Team Oxygenaddict athletes will have the opportunity to purchase kit and race in our colours.
Monthly Membership*Limited Time Pricing*
- Detailed training plan relevant to your ability, experience and goal race
- Training sessions written by experienced and respected triathlon coach Rob Wilby
- Expert ongoing guidance and support from coach Rob
- All Training sessions provided in a free Training Peaks account
- Daily email reminders of your upcoming training sessions
- An ever-growing library of member-only videos, podcasts and written guides to support your training
- Access to our supportive private Facebook community
- Ability to purchase Team Oxygenaddict race kit
- No long-term contract, simply pay a month at a time
HOW IS TEAM OXYGENADDICT DIFFERENT TO 1-1 TRIATHLON COACHING?
We aim to provide most of the benefits of personal triathlon coaching in an online environment. Just like having personal coaching, your training plan will still be created based on your own ability, experience and goals, and you’ll be provided with all the guidance you need to understand your training sessions and track your progress. We’ll arm you with everything you need to understand your training plan, interpret your results and track your progress.
While you won’t be meeting or picking the phone up to have a conversation with coach Rob, you will still have direct access to him via our private Facebook group. One of the great benefits of the online coaching set up compared to personal triathlon coaching is the ability to meet team members and form great friendships via our community. And of course you’ll get all of this at a fraction of the monthly cost of personalised coaching!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I JOIN?
Once your payment has been processed you’ll receive a series of emails:
- Confirmation of your membership, payment and subscription set up
- A welcome email with instructions about how to set up and / or share your Training Peaks account with Coach Rob, how to join the private Facebook group, how to access member’s only content on the website and which content you should look at first.
- A link to our triathlete questionnaire where you can tell us about your experience, goal race, time available to train etc so that we can customise your training plan appropriately
- A link to a medical form that needs completing and returning before you can access your plan.
The athlete questionnaire and medical form are really important and we won’t be able to create your plan until they’ve been completed. Your training plan will then be added to Training Peaks starting Monday of the following week and you’ll be pointed in the direction of everything you need to understand and interpret your plan and training sessions. Other than that it’s a case of introducing yourself to your fellow team mates in Facebook and starting your training journey!
I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION / INJURY - DOES THAT MATTER?
- Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
- Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
- In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
- Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
- Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
- Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
If you answer yes to any of these you’ll need your doctor to confirm you’re OK to train before we can produce your training plan. With injuries, again your medical professional is the go-to person to help you understand what you can / can’t / should / shouldn’t do in training. We will give advice on how to alter your training schedule in line with your injuries but are not able to give medical advice
I'M NEW TO TRIATHLON - DOES THAT MATTER?
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEDICATE TO TRAINING?
DO I HAVE TO USE TRAINING PEAKS?
WILL THERE BE GUIDANCE TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE SCHEDULED TRAINING SESSIONS?
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL TRAINING WEEK LOOK LIKE?
We’ll section your week into two blocks of training: Tuesday – Friday, and Saturday – Sunday. Monday will usually be a recovery day, meaning either total rest, or at most a recovery swim.
I COME FROM A SWIMMING / BIKING / RUNNING BACKGROUND - HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY TRAINING PLAN?
The best way to think about your triathlon is that, regardless of your training background, for 70.3 and iron-distance triathlon you’ll need to spend the majority of your time developing fitness on the bike. The cardiovascular fitness you’ll develop on the bike will carry over to both swimming and running. This leaves the majority of your swim training devoted to practising good technique. If you’re from a swimming background, the chances are that you are already a *good enough* swimmer, and your training time is best spent working on your weaknesses. If you’re from a running background, we need to get you fit and strong on the bike so that when you get onto the run in your race, you’re not so wrecked that you can’t run at all! The bike is the safest place to do hard work. Hard running is the number one best way to injure a triathlete. With this in mind, the majority of your running will be steady running. This will usually take a little ‘suspension of disbelief’ – but you don’t have to run hard in order to become a great triathlon runner. You do need to be consistent in your run training, and that means not getting injured, or picking up little niggles all the time.