At "CB" Multisport we focus on a quality over quantity training approach and a family atmosphere to make you a smarter, stronger, faster you. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to training. Every athlete is a different person with different strengths and weaknesses. That's why we don't provide "cookie cutter" training plans. Each plan is custom tailored to the individual athlete to take advantage of your strengths and to build on your weaknesses. In addition to the quality over quantity approach we utilize I am also a huge believer in "listening to your body".
The human body is an incredible machine and very adaptable. It has it's own warning system and will provide clues as to when your training may need an adjustment. There will be challenging workouts along the way that are designed to test you but there is a fine line between a challenging workout and a potential injury. This is why we promote "listening to your body". It is common for athletes to feel the need to "check the box" as it relates to completing a workout but often times that mindset can lead to overtraining and overuse injuries.
Being in tune with your body and understanding that sometimes it's ok to miss a workout or alter one because your body is telling you to is something that we strive to help our athletes understand. Sometimes simply taking an off day to recover can be the difference between an overuse injury or being able to finish your training and make it to race day in optimal condition. Your training doesn't end just with your physical workouts. A large, and often overlooked part of endurance sports is the mental training. We create workouts to make you stronger, both physically and mentally. The stronger and more prepared you are mentally, the more you can control your outcome in training and in racing.
It is with this in mind that we choose to go with a "family" approach instead of the typical coach/athlete relationship. All of our athletes interact and use each other as a support system to push one other to be better athletes and better people. We also stress open communication between all athletes and coach. With open dialogue we can provide more personalized training as well as promote a feeling of trust between athlete and coach. We feel as though you should never isolated or as though you can't come to your coach with questions.
The last thing that we look for in our athletes is a good attitude! For 99% of us, this is a hobby and while we strive to get better and work hard to reach our goals this should still be fun and exciting. We want you to remember why you got into the sport in the first place and help you to continue to capture that feeling of accomplishment that comes with reaching new heights and obtaining new goals.
Coach Tim has been competing in organized sports since age 5. Starting in team sports and eventually moving in endurance sports in 2007. First as a runner and then progressing into triathlons in 2010. His first triathlon was the 2010 Savageman 70.0. Savageman was rated The Hardest Triathlon on Earth by Triathlete Magazine in March 2010.
"Since completing my first race I have immersed myself in the triathlon community as an athlete, volunteer and coach. I have served as the Training Coordinator for the Mid Maryland Triathlon Club for the 2012, 2013 and 2015 seasons. For the 2016 season I was the Vice President and currently I'm serving as the club's president for the 2017 and 2018 seasons as we continue to help the club and triathlon community grow."