Rachel Weeks

“I have been working with Coach Scott since May of 2018. I met Coach Scott at a paratriathlon camp in January of 2018 and my coach at the time had little understanding of the paratriathlon world. I was ready to work with someone who understood competing as a triathlete in the para community. Coach Scott was not only certified through USAT but knew and works with the community closely. As an athlete, I have competed in two Ironmans, four Half Ironmans, sprints and Olympics as well. When I began working with Coach Scott he coached me through my first Paratriahtlon National Championship and I was a bronze finish. He also coached my through my first ITU World Cup event in Sarasota, FL as well as my first Paracycling event as the Track Nationals in Colorado Springs, CO. I have managed to cut my swim time from 2:20 per 110 yard down to 1:40 ish on a good day and my run has improved immensely. My cycling has also taken off where we are beginning to work with power and incorporating strength training. I have enjoyed this process with Coach Scott in learning what my body can and will do. The most important piece of our relationship, however, is the ability to let him know when life is affecting me and how. I believe its crucial for an athlete, especially one that is pursuing elite status, to be transparent. I have been able to have this relationship without it becoming an excuse. Coach Scott is able to balance empathy as a coach as well as push me to not let life get in the way of a healthy and balanced life of an athlete.”

  • 3rd Place Vision Impaired 2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championship

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