W. Marty Smith
Coach Marty Smith loves to help people push through their perceived limits and conquer their athletic aspirations. Marty started coaching to help others feel the accomplishment, self confidence, and better health that comes with proper training for an endurance event. He continues to leverage his training and racing experience in addition to proven scientific training protocols to help others achieve their athletic potential in a balanced and enjoyable way.
Over an endurance racing career that started with a marathon in college 38 years ago, Marty has stayed injury-free and continued to stay at "the pointy end" using achievable and smart training plans, functional and sport specific strength training, and detailed race planning using power meter or heart rate pacing. He has a deep appreciation for efficient training and fully appreciates the tremendous challenge of balancing endurance training with a full-time job, family, and other commitments. Marty has great communication skills and is well known for transferring his knowledge and love of the sport to his athletes.
Coach Marty works with a wide range of athletes: from the true "newbie" to the experienced triathlete striving for a Kona qualification spot. He has the experience to identify an athlete's strengths and weaknesses and to develop specific training plans to optimize those areas. His athletes not only achieve their goals, but learn the "whys and hows" of effective, cutting edge endurance training.
Marty has racing and coaching experience in a variety of endurance and multisport events, and has improved from a "back of the pack" triathlete to podium finishes in Ironman triathlons and World Championship duathlons. He has raced at Kona and throughout Asia and Europe, and can share the proven methods and strategies he has used to keep "old age" at bay and stay healthy and motivated. His athletes have fun training in a social, challenging, and informative environment. If you're interested in joining him on your journey to your first triathlon or the next level of athletic performance, please follow the link below.
- BS Chemical Engineering University of Utah
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
ACE and AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Life Time Fitness certified metabolic technician and coach
Slowtwitch (Dan Empfield) certified Triathlon Bike Fitter
25+ years coaching and racing experience
- Over 40 marathon finishes, PR of 2:40
Selected for the U.S. Navy Ironman Kona Team, 1999
12x Ironman finishes; PR 10:57 at the age of 52
7x Xterra World Championship finisher
2nd Place age group open division, 2012 ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championship Zofingen
2nd Place age group, 2011 Challenge Copenhagen iron distance triathlon
Organizer and finisher of world's first half marathon race held underwater on a nuclear submarine
Finisher of 2013 120-mile Trans Rockies running stage race
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"Hey Marty - thanks, it was a fantastic experience and the "speed" workouts you had me doing toward the end really made a difference. I should have won the bike elimination, but I messed up the final sprint - kicking myself for that! … 2nd in the open water swim was a solid effort - thanks again to some good workouts you prescribed."
"I finished in 7:01 and my goal was under 7 hrs so I will take it. I finished with a smile (see pic attached). Thank you so much for your awesome coaching and amazing advice!! Couldn't have done it without you!!!"
"Marty, Thanks for getting me past my first event. The training and coaching is great and critical to getting me out there. I reviewed my splits this AM and while I was not thrilled with my performance, I know I can do better and exactly what to work on and I look forward to my next tri in August."
"I am also thankful for all the help! I cut so much time off from my previous sprint, and I know I can still do better. I am now working towards Jordanelle Oylmpic in August!"
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