On April 28, 2018 I had the honor of finishing first in the 75-79 age group at the Ironman Texas North American Championship in Houston,
Texas. My first place finish qualified me for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This couldn’t have happened without Fillnow Coaching. The World Championship has been a goal of mine for many years. My son Tim Hola who has completed 16 Ironman World Championships told me if I was really serious about getting to Kona, I should get a coach. He recommended Kelly Fillnow of Fillnow Coaching. I contacted Kelly and she set up daily workout plans that would enable me to reach my goal. The plans in the Training Peaks application not only included swim, bike, and run but also strength training, stretching and yoga. Kelly has a great insight in the role of recovery in training and this really improved my fitness. She also adjusted workouts as I gave her daily feedback on how I was feeling. Kelly always added the personal touch by continually giving me words of encouragement and support right up to the beginning of the race. I would highly recommend Fillnow Coaching to any endurance athlete that wants to take their sport to the next level.