MyProCoach™ is an endurance sports coaching company founded by me, Phil Mosley in 2010.
I’ve been a passionate triathlete, runner and cyclist for 20 years and I guess the biggest challenge in that time has been balancing my training with my career and family responsibilities. I imagine it’s a similar story for you too.
I’ve always wanted to do well at my sport, but not to the detriment of everything else. For many years I didn’t get this right. I was either working or training. And when I wasn’t working or training I was just plain exhausted. My race results were inconsistent too. Sometimes I’d perform really well, other times I was a disappointment.
I would often feel like I had no free time and was making a bad job of everything. Doing well at endurance sports gives me the self belief to do well at other things in life. But too often it just wasn’t happening.
Turning things around
Just before I turned 40 several years ago, my wife and I started a family and I became the sole bread-winner. I was really happy about it, even though it meant less training and broken sleep. Naturally, it forced me to think carefully about how to structure my training program. I read more books, blogs and scientific studies than usual – and I studied my training diaries in great depth.
It became clear to me that if you want to be a successful amateur athlete, you need to focus on training better, rather than training more. After all, time is limited for all of us. In fact, my training diaries showed that the most successful seasons were the ones where I’d come to terms with the fact I didn’t have much time to train. Focusing too much on “training hours per week” was actually counter-productive.
From that point on, I deliberately did fewer workouts, but I trained much smarter. Being a new Dad meant I only had an average of 6.5 hours to train each week, normally at 5:30 am each day. That training time was precious.
To narrow my focus, I focused solely on improving three key performance metrics for triathlon:
Critical Swim Speed
Functional Threshold Power (Cycling)
Threshold Running Pace
Thankfully it is possible to improve in these three important areas, without having to train for endless hours.
So, despite my limited spare time, I entered IRONMAN 140.6 Barcelona that year. All I could do was put my faith into my training method and hope for the best.
Over a period of four months, I only had the opportunity to do one long ride and one long run. All my other runs were less than 60 minutes. And my bike rides were 45 to 90 minutes long. I felt a bit stressed about that, if I’m honest, because it didn’t feel like enough.
Race day soon came around and confidence-wise I must admit I felt a little under-trained. This partly stemmed from the fact that I’d never done particularly well at long distance races in the past, so my confidence wasn’t super high.
But to my surprise I had one of my best ever races.
I paced it to perfection using my new method and finished in 8 hours 55, a new personal record for an IRONMAN 140.6. My swim, bike and run were all strong and I never struggled at any point. I was 40 at that time, although my age didn’t seem to make any difference to my fitness.
I felt great about myself afterwards – and the result still fills me with pride today. Best of all, throughout all my training I got to spend lots of time with my wife and baby daughter. And I grew my coaching business at the same time.
To helping over 10,000 athletes…
Since then I’ve used this philosophy with all the athletes I’ve worked with. And the results have been consistently good (see feedback).
That’s why I started My Pro Coach – to offer the world’s most comprehensive range of endurance sports training plans. All designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have. And in an affordable way that still means you have quality time for your family, friends and career.
The training is structured smartly, giving you flexibility to drag and drop your workouts to suit your availability. You even get email access to our Certified Coaches whenever you have questions along your journey.
I am based in England and have lived and travelled all over the world – including Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and North America. I work with thousands of athletes each year globally – you can hear from some of them here.
Please tell me about your goals and background so I can recommend a training plan to suit your specific needs (email [email protected] or use our contact form).
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Hello, A huge thank you! I trained with your Intermediate plan for Marathon and managed to better my time...read moreHello, A huge thank you! I trained with your Intermediate plan for Marathon and managed to better my time by 41 minutes going sub 3:30!!! Your plan kept me motivated and helped me improve my results. I also bought your Ultra marathon plan and can't wait to start it soon. Thank you very much for your help,less - 1 year ago
Simon Mercer -
IRONMAN 70.3, May 2019
Hi Phil, Just wanted to say great job on your training plan. I've used a number of different plans...read moreHi Phil, Just wanted to say great job on your training plan. I've used a number of different plans over the years from training peaks and found yours to be the best I've seen. Simple to understand but comprehensive in execution. I appreciated the explanation and understanding provided as to the purpose of the workout and what we are trying to achieve. Web links also very helpful for the old amateur. I used your 6 week advance training plan between 70.3's and shaved 15 mins off the time despite the fact I wasted 10 days drinking beer all day on a tropical island in Indonesia! Will look into a longer plan for next year.
I would recommend you to anyone.less - 1 year ago
Shaun Dowling -
IRONMAN, July 2019
Phil is my first port of call for a plan and the person I would recommend first to others. This was the third plan that I have purchased from Phil. Each one has been excellent in terms of...read moreThis was the third plan that I have purchased from Phil. Each one has been excellent in terms of the progressive plan itself but also in terms of the reading that comes with it. I have gradually improved technique and fitness for sure, but I have also learned a lot and that is an important part of the journey for me. Phil's plans have enough variety to be interesting and yet enough commonality for progressions to be seen and felt. In addition, Phil is open to the occasional bit of more personal communication which I have tried not to abuse, but whether on social media or email you get a real sense that Phil is in your corner. He has not simply written generic plans and sat back to count the cash - I get a strong sense that he cares for athletes following his plans and has a genuine desire to see them be successful - whatever that looks like to them. I have recommended Phil's plans to other triathletes who have all reported equally positive experiences. Phil is my first port of call for a plan and the person I would recommend first to others. No bigger compliment!less - 1 year ago
Sprint/Olympic Triathlon, July 2019
Masters triathlon win win ! I can highly recommend Phils training plans . I have been on a training plan for the last year...read moreI can highly recommend Phils training plans . I have been on a training plan for the last year with exceptional results , I’m not new to the sport 16 years and now in the masters category. The training plan gives me a more balanced life and no niggles !!! In the last year I have won every race I entered, feeling fresh and have a stronger endurance speed base . At 64 im racing as I did in my 40’s . So thanks Phil , I'm looking forward to my next race ! Janless - 1 year ago
Micheál Ryan -
Ironman Cork, June 2019
Feeling confident after following your Ironman 140.6 advanced plan Definitely 5 stars for your plans. Especially the longer bike sessions. I enjoyed and benefited from how specific they...read moreDefinitely 5 stars for your plans. Especially the longer bike sessions. I enjoyed and benefited from how specific they are regarding zones and not just “5hours zone 2” as I’ve seen on other plans before.less - 1 year ago
Jan Avery-Spoor -
Sprint Triathlete, May 2019
Thank you Phil! My program is amazing and I am improving all the time. I had a great race,...read moreThank you Phil! My program is amazing and I am improving all the time. I had a great race, same time I did 4 years ago but faster run this time, being 64 next week and running sub 24 for 5k off the bike is a wow for me. I am feeling great. I have completed four races with three wins and one 2nd! Very happy! Loving the program.less - 1 year ago
Ben Harris -
IRONMAN 70.3, July 2019
Go for it, you will not be disappointed. I was initially apprehensive about purchasing a generic training program, but had been recommended Phil and team. - after...read moreI was initially apprehensive about purchasing a generic training program, but had been recommended Phil and team. - after I purchased the plan, all fears were immediately removed as the plan included not only advice on tailoring it to include for B, C races etc, but guidance for missing sessions, along with just other handy hints and tips. I've now smashed my race season goals, already getting the Sub 5hr 70.3 and even got the percentage I needed to attempt qualification for the ITU European Championships. - I'm in top form and looking forward to my A race of IM Vichy later this year!less - 1 year ago
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