I had the pleasure coaching John Hallis, through our Total Immersion Effortless Endurance program earlier this year. He was deep in training for some of the season's top races, in the latter part of the season. John was already doing a great job with is swimming leg, but came to SWIMLAB, to learn more about improving his technique for the biggest gains in his race. I asked John to tell us a little more about his triathlon journey:
"I started my triathlon journey back in 2009 when a mate’s wife was diagnosed with cancer and I started swimming the Cole Classic to raise money for Breast Cancer research. Also, back then I was not very fit and very overweight (120kgs), but since that first ocean swim I was hooked on open water swims and set my goal on longer swims. I did my first sprint and olympic triathlon in 2012 with average results. I am not sure how, or why, I signed up to my first half Ironman and full Ironman in 2013, however I fractured my leg snowboarding setting me back in my training!
Busselton 70.3 IM in 2015 was my first half ironman and wanting to finish under 6 hours, I went on to complete it in 5:52:20. Since then I went on to do Port Macquarie 70.3 (5:48), Western Sydney 70.3 (5:46) and Geelong 70.3 (5:55).
I knew if I wanted to improve and complete a full Ironman I needed expertise.
I was very very pleased with my result at the Busso 70.3 IM completing it in 4:53:27 knocking 59 minutes off of my time from last year!
And Cairns Iron man in 11 hours and 38 minutes.
Thank you for all you have done to support and coach me in my endeavours!
Onwards and upwards to Noosa Olympic in October, and WA Ironman in December
SWIMLAB looks forward to taking your swimming to the next level with one of our advanced programs!