Michelle Test

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Rae
Inspiring, challenging, fulfilling.   These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of what training with Michelle has been like.   I started competing in triathlons two years ago and was self coached up until I met Michelle, November of 2009. Since then she’s been coaching me for my first half Ironman (Honu 2010) and I couldn’t be doing it with out her. It’s one thing to go out run, ride, swim, and then race. It’s another to train to race.   Michelle’s experience in the sport shows. I know I’m in good hands. She has already been (and then some) to the tough mental and physical places I’m going and is willing, ready, and able to get me through it.  She’s totally stoked on seeing her athletes succeed and that energy of hers is infectious! It’s like she’s my triathlon mother. She’s there to: guide me, listen to and love me through some tough spots, celebrate my successes, and most importantly tell me when to suck it up and get it done.
Rae BastoniHonolulu, Hawaii
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Aloha! I’m Michelle Simmons. I’m a wife, a mom, a coach, and with a lifetime background in swimming, I am a long-time (19 years!) endurance athlete living on Oahu. I’m also the Head Coach and founder of TeamBSC Triathlon, which is a team of dedicated triathletes from across the country who like to get a little crazy while they work to reach their SwimBikeRun potential. Now going into my fifth year of coaching, I find myself just as passionate as ever about helping motivated athletes reach their goals!

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Over the years I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to triathlon training and racing. I’ve had some success in my own triathlon career, with 14 Ironman finishes, including 3 in Kona, but I am more proud of what I have recently helped other athletes achieve!

With a primary focus on Iron-distance training/racing, I’ve been able to apply my (sometimes hard-earned!) knowledge to help many athletes push past their own perceived limitations and go longer/faster than they ever thought they could. I thrive on working closely with athletes as individuals to figure out how to help you get you as strong and fit as possible, thereby in a position to reach or even exceed your goals on race day.

I’m pretty proud of the stats TeamBSC has achieved in the last two years:

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~TeamBSC had 16 athletes finish 19 Ironman races… 100% finisher rate!

~12 of the 16 athletes achieved lifetime PRs at the distance (75% PR rate).

~Add one Kona qualifier and 4 Vegas qualifiers and we called it a successful year!

 

2013

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~TeamBSC had 21 BSC athletes finish 24 Ironman races… once again with a
100% finisher rate!

~16 of the 21 athletes achieved lifetime PRs at the distance (76% PR rate).

~Two Kona qualifiers and 7 Vegas qualifiers. Boom! How fun was that!?!

 

Read Coach Michelle’s Blog

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<blockquote class="alignright">
Rae
Inspiring, challenging, fulfilling.   These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of what training with Michelle has been like.   I started competing in triathlons two years ago and was self coached up until I met Michelle, November of 2009. Since then she’s been coaching me for my first half Ironman (Honu 2010) and I couldn’t be doing it with out her. It’s one thing to go out run, ride, swim, and then race. It’s another to train to race.   Michelle’s experience in the sport shows. I know I’m in good hands. She has already been (and then some) to the tough mental and physical places I’m going and is willing, ready, and able to get me through it.  She’s totally stoked on seeing her athletes succeed and that energy of hers is infectious! It’s like she’s my triathlon mother. She’s there to: guide me, listen to and love me through some tough spots, celebrate my successes, and most importantly tell me when to suck it up and get it done.
Rae BastoniHonolulu, Hawaii
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