How to Break Up With Your Triathlon Coach...


By Susan Lacke & Bethany Rutledge (triathlon.com

Managing the relationship with a triathlon coach can be a little like dating. You might find someone online, send a few messages, maybe meet up for a coffee to get to know each other. At first, you might be really excited about your future together. But then, as things progress, it might be clear to you there is no future. Maybe you’re not seeing the results you wanted, or perhaps your communication styles don’t match up. Or maybe “it’s not you, it’s me” is the reason – and that is totally understandable, too. Sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s just as true for age-group triathletes as it is for pros. Case in point: Sam Long, who recently revealed on YouTube that he fired his coach...

“I am my own coach now,” Long said in the video. “After Oceanside, I made the executive decision that I had to fire Dan Plews, as it just wasn’t the right fit for me.”

Do you find yourself wanting to cut ties with a coach who just isn’t working out? Here’s our best advice to avoid a messy breakup. READ MORE