Our Story

I’ll never forget the first day my construct of coaching changed. It was 2012 and I was an assistant coach in Oxford, Ohio working under my head coach Stephen Pasquales. After our first swim meet we sat the team down and our head coach Stephen got out his heat sheet and started recognizing swimmers. What I was used to hearing from my prior swimming experience was only the fastest swimmers being recognized, instead he started rattling of names of swimmers who dropped the most time that meet. What I witnessed on that team in each athletes expression that day was hard to explain and reshaped the way I started to think about my own athletic experience.

Watching those young athletes, how hard each athlete worked, and recognizing that was all that mattered in athletics or any endeavor is what our goal was in creating Training To Race. Personal attention to self improvement, through focus on ones on past results, is a sure path to success and enjoyment in triathlon.


Highighted TTR Athletes

Kaeleb Royster

Russ Shaner


Aileen Smith

Aileen Smith

Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox
An Athletes


Hear Deborah’s story on conquering her first triathlon with TTR!

Deborah Cox

Athlete Testimonials

Deborah Cox. Prescott, Arizona

“Coach Dan’s personal attention and encouragement were invaluable. He wanted to know when I was sick, injured or even just tired and dragging. He didn’t care that I’m not and will never be an elite athlete. He truly went the extra distance to make sure I had everything I needed to maximize my training experience. He wanted to help me meet my goals and my questions and concerns were always answered.  He told me I could do it and I decided to believe him.” 

Russ Shaner. Boise, Idaho

“Thanks to Dan and TTR, they planned the work and I worked the plan! Nailed the PR!” 

Cecile Pochet. Chicago, Illinois

“And it’s a wrap, PR today 2:30 with a 1:10 on the bike and 50 minutes on the run! Training To Race thank you for your support and coaching.” 

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