Thousands of triathletes clamor to sign up for races every year, only to spend the next 8, 10, or 12 months trying to figure out how they should actually train. There are countless ways to spend money — and time! — doing things that bring you no closer to realizing your goal of being your best on race day. Endurance Nation is built for the age-group athlete. We put you in control of your training. We connect you with peer athletes around the country & virtually unlimited online resources. And you are supported by two of the best triathlon coaches in the business. All for one low monthly price!
“YOU WANT RESULTS??? In two seasons with EN, I went from being a corporate couch potato, where my heavy exercise sessions were walking to the next meeting, to real WORK the EN way. 76 lbs and 3 IM’s later I am going to KONA!!! RnP and the EN team I can’t thank you all enough!!!! This is a 25 year dream come true.”
– Matt Samojeden
More than five thousand athletes have trained and raced the Endurance Nation way since 2007. From stay-at-home mothers of four to high-powered executives with insane travel schedules, we have a proven system that will get you from registration day to race day with the support and guidance you need to be your best. Our articles have been featured in Inside Triathlon, Triathlete magazine, Lava magazine, Active.com, Xtri.com, and TriFuel.com.
Rich and Patrick
Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann have been full-time triathlon coaches since 2001 and 2003 respectively. Specializing in long course triathlon, they have focused on training solutions for the average age-grouper and have coached hundreds of individual athletes to the Ironman finish line. Thousands more have used their high-quality training plans. Their prolific writing, combined with six to ten camps and clinics each year, have established Rich and Patrick as two of the top age-group triathlon coaches in the world. Despite being from diverse backgrounds (Rich = Marine Corps, loves dogs, no kids; Patrick = Peace Corps, loves cats, two kids), they have combined to create the unique online community that is Endurance Nation.
What Others Are Saying About Us
“I just finished Ironman Louisville, my first IM, in the 16th hour, reverse slam-dunking the finish gate at the end! One of the top-10 greatest days of my life! I am NOT YET a member of EN but plan to seek acceptance soon. IM distance races are sure to occur in the remainder of my life and I believe your guidance will be a strong key to my success. An Ironman friend of mine lent me your four-key DVD, and I watched it, listened to it, and trained to it dozens of times. This DVD along…and my wonderful supportive family of 5, provided me a relatively comfortable, smiling, fun, “cutting-up” race from swim start to 16:02:41. Why do I say all that? Not that you need it, for you are the experts, your principles are so rock-solid and guaranteed me success, for I was able to follow them the whole way. The line, much to my surprise, did not show up until mile 17.3! I had that one thing, stayed in the box, executed my race differently from everyone else, and obviously set up conditions for a GREAT (for me – slow and steady and little walking) run. I honestly expected with my fitness, even following the plan perfectly, would get me to “the line” at about mile 6 of the run. Not that day! It was great seeing you on the course Patrick… Thanks so much for your brains, wisdom and motivation. I will be seeking membership in preparation for my next 140.6 event, Arizona 2011. Your plans will likely suit a 43 year-old, Quality Assurance Manager, Assistant Scout Master, husband and father of 4.”
“Official results have me in at 28:05. 3/5 for my age group and 13/41 overall. I am now the proud owner of my first age group hardware! This result is even more surprising when considering my swim training. For 3 weeks, I have been on Endurance Nation outseason training. Our training is unique that there is NO swimming in the out season. Crazy you say, but….well there you go. Instead of plowing lap after lap in the pool all winter, I work completely on technique once or twice a week, for about 2000 yards. Using the nation’s training plan, I have gone from zero swimming ability (literally zero) to now in 2 years. Hows that for some Endurance Nation proof. Endurance Nation: It Completes Me.”
– Greg V.