"Working with Stephan over the past two years has been such a positive
experience. Not only did his training methods help me drop over 25 minutes from
my marathon time to qualify for the Boston Marathon, he also coached me to a
successful first Ironman finish. Stephan's wit & warmth definitely come through
in his coaching. He genuinely wants to know how you are feeling, what is working
& what is not, and is there to give you a push when you most need it. His level
of dedication and competition combined with the way he keeps his sense of humor
about it all has been a real inspiration."
(Mary Meath, Austin TX)
"I asked Stephan to coach me with one goal in mind- qualify for Kona. As a
result, he managed to help me knock off over an hour from my Ironman in just 12
months. He first coached me to Ironman Brazil in 2006, where I finished in 10:29
(a 50' PR). In '07 he coached me to Ironman Arizona where I finished in 10:14
and qualified for Kona (and another 15' PR). I met my goal and now I get to live
out my dream in Kona. It wouldn't have happened without him. Thanks Stephan."
(Jim Ryan, Austin TX, Ironman Hawaii
"After signing up for Ironman France six months ago, I realized
that I needed some help preparing for my first Ironman. After talking with a
number of pro triathletes in Austin, they all recommended the same person –
Stephan Schwarze. Stephan not only created a detailed weekly training plan
but provided immense help with race day nutrition, strategy and recovery.
I could not have achieved my goals without him."
(Colin Wolfe, Austin TX, after
finishing his first Ironman in France in a time of 9:44)
"He [Stephan Schwarze]
changed everything. My strength and speed have improved. He taught me mental
toughness, and how to get ready on race day. I can now run people down."
(Richard Freer, Professional Triathlete,
Interview in Runner Triathlete News in June 2007, after his win at the Metroplex
triathlon in Dallas)
"Stephan coached me through
a successful year in the sports of duathlon and triathlon for 2011. I produced four
age group wins and one overall female win. As my goals changed during the year, we focused
on marathon training for a personal best at the New York City Marathon which was an exciting
accomplishment given that my previous personal best was in 2007. His approach combines all
the necessary training elements for an injury free competitive edge."
(Lauren Green, New Mexico, November 2011)