Coach Michael Bauer
Coach Michael Bauer has experience coaching triathletes, runners, and cyclists of all ages and abilities. His certifications include USA Triathlon Level I Coach and Ironman Coach and he formerly held certification with USA Cycling. Michael has completed races of all distances from 5k and sprint distance triathlons, to Marathons, Ironman triathlon, and ultra marathons. This year he is training to represent Team Phenomenal Hope at Rad am Ring, a 24 hour, 4-person cycling relay race on the formula one race track in Nürberg, Germany.
Personal Coaching Philosophy: Every athlete is different and has different motivations. There are those that go into a race thinking they can win, those that are out to push their limits, and those out there to improve health and have fun. That’s why as a coach I believe in an athlete-centered approach. This means that I do not take a one size fits all training program and try to fit an athlete to that program. Rather I look at an athlete’s experience, ability, available time, and motivation and design an individualized program that fits their needs. I take a data-driven approach to assigning target paces, heart rates, or power for workouts and races.This approach helps me to better track an athlete's progress, ensure that athletes are training at the proper intensity, and help athletes perform to their best ability on race day.