My name is MJ Gasik and I have been a professional triathlon coach since 2008 and the owner and founder of Tri Right Coaching. In addition to my triathlon racing career, which includes over 100 triathlons and 12 Ironman races (including 2 trips to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI), I have coached athletes from beginners to people who have qualified for worlds and age group nationals. My specialties include swim instruction and coaching first-time Ironman athletes to a successful finish.
When I started participating in triathlons, I learned everything mostly by trial and error; if I tried to search online for answers to my questions in triathlon publications or online, there would literally be dozens of different answers, mostly conflicting, on each and every question. I often ended up more confused than when I started. Trial and error is definitely one way to go. However, you can save time, money and energy when you find someone you can trust who has “been there, done that.”
Outside of the triathlon world, I love simply being outdoors, particularly in warm weather.