Individualized / Custom Triathlon Coaching
Chad grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was a three-sport athlete competing in hockey, track, and cross-country. In 2003, Chad transitioned to the sport of Triathlon and achieved success as both an age-grouper and professional athlete. Chad graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Information Science and resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 2013, Chad successfully transitioned from amateur to professional racing. Chad’s highlights have included six top ten overall finishes at Ironman events and in 2017 he finished fourth place overall and first place American at Ironman Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada.
Coaching since 2009, Chad holds certifications as a USA Triathlon and TrainingPeaks University Level I coach.
Chad’s athletes have achieved results including Ironman and Half Ironman age group podiums and wins, Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifiers, age group national champions and numerous overall race wins.
Throughout Chad’s career as a coach in the sport, the one general characteristic, and theme in his athletes are their pursuit of excellence. Chad’s coaching principles are founded on the athletes’ ability to develop patience, maintain consistency and grow their passion for the sport. Chad also understands the demands and importance of successfully implementing a plan to provide a healthy work, family, social and training balance.
Chad has extensive technical and data driven expertise, which is coupled with years of real world coaching and racing experience. This combination offers his athletes the ability to draw from sophisticated, but relatable methods, using quantifiable data. Coupled together, athletes’ goals are realized through effective and proven methods and data analysis.
USA Triathlon Certified Level 1
TrainingPeaks Certified Level 1
Our Primo coaching level is designed for the athlete that demands a high level of performance monitoring. Through weekly coaching conversations, athletes will benefit from routine power file monitoring, nutritional advice, racing strategies and a highly customized training regimen based on their physical adaptations.
As part of the Primo coaching level, you will receive Durata Training’s customized workouts through your Training Peaks account, which will be adjusted weekly based on your race or travel schedule and regular coaching communications.
● Trainingpeaks.com account
● Training plan designed weekly
● Weekly communications with coach
● Unlimited email correspondence
● Power file monitoring (weekly monitoring and database tracking of all files in TrainingPeaks software)
● Occasional personal training sessions with Durata coach
● Discounts to other Durata promotions and camps
Visit Durata Training for more information and pricing.