Good to meet ya!
Glad that you are here on Courtney’s website!!
You have made a good first step in examining and evaluating whether or not you want to hire Courtney as your trainer. It will be a good fit, whether you are an age group top 10’r or a novice!! Whether young or older 🙂
I will tell ya what I know and what I have experienced while Courtney has been my trainer and let you decide.
Are we similar?
My last half Ironman was the Boulder 70.3, Aug 2, 2019.
I am 65. I live west of Denver, CO at about 8,000′.
I had never had a trainer before. I had gotten to know Courtney by being around the local rec center, seeing her do her fitness classes and taking some spin classes from her. So, we chatted and then I hired her…and I was thankful for that decision!! What she brought to my training:
calculated build ups in intensity and distance
empathy (yes, telling her how I was feeling and having her understand. Big deal!!)
encouragement and direction – I tended to be over doing my training a bit, thinking more miles is better (right??)
physical rehab advice, understanding – on one of my masters swim classes, after about 20 min, we were doing butterfly and I hurt my shoulder (I should have been warmed up). Courtney directed me to her PTs (I had never been to one) and she revamped my training accordingly, knowing that my shoulder would come around sooner or later…and it did).
Just a short athletic/fitness bio for ya to help you decide.
I was a HS and college tennis player. I taught tennis professionally from age 26-28. My last professional tennis job was in Keystone, CO at the Keystone Lodge. Summit County in 1982 in the mountains of CO at 9,000′ is where I first started riding my bicycle for longer rides.
I joined the Navy in 1982 and went to Pensacola, FL for my officer training/initial flight training. During my officer training there was a half ironman so I figured what the heck. I was a swimmer as a kid but I had never run more that about 7-8 miles. Yikes!! That went well.
My 20 yr Navy career saw me ride in many different countries and do some marathons and half marathons. When I got my wings of gold in 1982 I rode from Beeville, TX to Olney, TX (up north), a total of about 440 miles in 4 days. A good ride (with a bit of a tailwind).
I have done many long bike rides here in CO, such as the Triple Bypass.
My flying career was terminated by the FAA (age 65 rule) so I thought it would be great to end my flying career as I had started it – with another half ironman.
So, there ya have it. I would recommend that you have a meeting or a dialogue to sort out your questions and proceed from there.
When you hire her, you won’t regret it 🙂
Sincerely, John S.