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
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
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 ,SEO / Marketing
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 Qualifier 2007 ,CEO / Manager
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.