In September of 1997, one week before my wedding, I raced in my first triathlon: 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 10k run.

The swim was a mass of arms and legs kicking water in my face. My hybrid bike was heavy and slow and took the life out of my legs. The run…well, just survive, baby.

In other words, the whole thing was miserable. And when I crossed the finish line, I couldn’t wait to do it again. Seriously, I was hooked and determined to do better next time.

That day started a 21-year unbroken streak of at least one triathlon (sometimes as many as five) every year. It also led to an interest in endurance coaching (I got a lot smarter when I hired a coach), which led to an interest in fitness training in general, which eventually led to eight years and counting of Second Wind CrossFit. Seriously, this journey began on a fall morning in Reston, Virginia 22 years ago.

So I am excited to announce today that we are going back to our roots.

Introducing Endurance Coaching

Brian Bunch has been a CrossFit athlete since 2012 and was also bit by the endurance bug, completing over two dozen triathlons, including Ironman Maryland in 2018.

Brian has since founded his own company, Bunch Athletic Endurance and is partnering with Second Wind to help you achieve your endurance goals.

Whatever your endurance experience is, we can help. Maybe you are going from Couch to 5k. Maybe you want to run your first half-marathon. Or you’ve always wanted to try a triathlon, but thought it was too daunting. A coach can help.

With Endurance Coaching, you’ll meet with a coach to discuss goals and set a plan. You will receive a customized training plan, baseline testing, technique work and regular check-ins with the coach.

Need swim lessons? Michael Lilintahl is also a member at Second Wind. Michael swam for Venezuela in the 1996 Olympic Games and currently owns and operates Safe Splash Swim School.

For more information, and to book a free No Sweat Intro to Endurance Coaching, please click here.