As a beginner triathlete, the idea of taking on an Ironman 70.3 distance was very overwhelming. When I started with Mary, I had only completed 4 sprint triathlons and was very weak in swimming. My training partner and I decided to hire Mary in preparation for the jump to the 70.3 distance and it was the best thing we could have ever done! She developed a detailed 18-week training program that took me from swimming 1000-1500 yards at around 2:45/100 yards pace to swimming 2500-3000 yards at 2:10/100 yards pace. Her swim workouts were life changing! She took the time to do lactate threshold testing with us in the beginning so that we could focus on HR zone training early on. This paid off as the weeks went on and I saw my running pace improve by about 30 seconds per mile. Overall, her plan was built specifically for my goals, strengths, and weaknesses, and I went into race day 100% prepared. I felt strong for every minute of the half Ironman thanks to Coach Mary! Lastly, I was able to train hard for 18 weeks with ZERO injuries which is something I never thought would happen. If you are looking to jump to that next distance or even just get stronger/faster, Coach Mary is your girl!