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Adventure, Running & Triathlon Coaching

There is a World Class athlete in everyone of us, burning to challenge the limits and push the boundaries of what's possible. However, in a quest for glory performance and results often start to stagnate. If not go south.

I learned the hard way how pushing hard does not guarantee success. It took me years of daily mistakes to find the path that provides lasting results. But once I figured that out, everything started to fall into place in a matter of months. Something tells me you came here because - like me - you believe your body is capable of more. And it sure is.

"As A Coach My Goal Is To Help You Reach Exceptional Level Of Performance, Balance It With Busy Lifestyle And Educate How To Sustain TOP CONDITION Throughout Your Life"

Live Up To Your Potential

Break Through The Limitations. Train for Adventure. Smash That Personal Best

Adventure

  • Have a crazy challenge in mind, but don't know how to prepare for it
  • Need a marathon or Ironman coach to get you to the finish line
  • Looking to add more joy and adventure into your life

Performance

  • Feeling you're underperforming or hitting a plateau in training
  • Suffering from injuries or illnesses all too often
  • Looking to get back in shape or set a new Personal Best

Mindset

  • Feel the need for a change, but don't know what or how
  • Looking to reinvigorate the spark, energy and drive again
  • Set a new standard for life and reach the next level

Effective Methodology

I've channeled years of experience in professional sports and rehabilitation into effective science-based methodology that creates top athletes. And I am happy to share it with you!

Foundation

BUILD STRONG BODY & PREVENT INJURIES

Joint mobility, flexibility and general physical fitness together form the base that allows athletes to sustain high training loads and reach exceptional levels of performance. Poor foundation, on the other hand, is very often body's limiting factor that leads to plateaus, injuries and illnesses.

Building a strong base is critical for success and is the first step in each of my programs.

Consistency

DEVELOP LASTING KICK-ASS HABITS

Our life is driven by habits and we are exactly as good as what we do consistently every day. Top athletes know that and are amazing at optimizing their daily life for performance and giving the body extra energy to achieve more, recover fast, adapt to the workload and grow stronger. 

My training methodology ensures healthy habits find their way into your daily life.

World Class Engine

MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE

Improving strength, speed and endurance is not only about sweat and pain - quality sessions with targeted exercises and intervals make all the difference. Many athletes lack that and fall into the trap of practicing what they are already good at, while avoiding things that their bodies really need.

I use zone training approach to create a mix of intensity & recovery and achieve best results.

Mental Edge

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE

Athletes are a unique group of people. Somehow, they are able to dig deep into themselves, find extraordinary passion, strong willpower to believe into what everyone else think is hard or not possible. That is an amazing quality that can bring success in any area of life.

Be it running, triathlon or any other adventure, developing such attitude is at the core of this personal coaching.

"This Is Not A One-Fit-All Training Program. I Prioritize Personal Interaction And Work Individually To Help Achieve Your Goals & Reach The NEXT LEVEL"

What's included?

  • Review of current training & lifestyle
  • Heart rate zone calculation
  • Training intensity, recovery & nutrition advice
  • Personalized training program (Value/Pro package)
  • Exercise list (Value/Pro package)
  • Review sessions (Value/Pro)

Andrejs Birjukovs

PERFORMANCE COACH

I've been an athlete for the most part of my life and was blessed to be trained by many great coaches.

However, I achieved best results after I started training on my own, combining all the knowledge and experience from different training philosophies into my own methodology.

I managed to go from being a slow and weak rookie who placed last in national championships to a top level competitor in a mere 2 years. Throughout the following 10+ years of my career I had multiple Top 20 finishes at World / European Championships as a pro athlete.

I started writing programs and giving training advice to some of my friends as a hobby. Since then, I formalized my methodology and tested it in several different sports, helping athletes of all levels of performance reach their best.

How It Works?

FREE strategy session

At first we get together for a short ~20 minute session and discuss your current fitness & lifestyle, challenges you face, what you want to achieve and how can I help you in that.

We’ll also discuss the methods I use, how those will be adjusted to fit your needs and also set goals.

Step 1

FREE strategy session

At first we get together for a short ~20 minute session and discuss your current fitness & lifestyle, challenges you face, what you want to achieve and how can I help you in that.

We’ll also discuss the methods I use, how those will be adjusted to fit your needs and also set goals.

Step 1

Tailored Training Plan

After the first session I’ll prepare a training plan that will be based on the goals we’ve agreed on and tailored to your current fitness & lifestyle.

Regardless of the package, training plan will also include intensity & recovery suggestions, as well as my comments on what to focus on for best results.

Don’t worry, we’ll have a separate session where I will walk you through the program.

Step 2

Tailored Training Plan

After the first session I’ll prepare a training plan that will be based on the goals we’ve agreed on and tailored to your current fitness & lifestyle.

Regardless of the package, training plan will also include intensity & recovery suggestions, as well as my comments on what to focus on for best results.

Don’t worry, we’ll have a separate session where I will walk you through the program.

Step 2

Review Sessions

1-2 weeks into your program we will have a first review session where we will discuss training progress and make adjustments, if needed (intensity, recovery, skipped workouts, etc.).

During this session I will help you analyze your training sessions and provide feedback on how to make the most of them. I will also put training process in perspective (i.e. how various factors affect condition / performance / result) to help you understand the physiology behind my methodology.

VALUE package includes only 1 such review session to make sure the program fits, whereas in PRO package this follow up can be done every week.

Step 3

Review Sessions

1-2 weeks into your program we will have a first review session where we will discuss training progress and make adjustments, if needed (intensity, recovery, skipped workouts, etc.).

During this session I will help you analyze your training sessions and provide feedback on how to make the most of them. I will also put training process in perspective (i.e. how various factors affect condition / performance / result) to help you understand the physiology behind my methodology.

VALUE package includes only 1 such review session to make sure the program fits, whereas in PRO package this follow up can be done every week.

Step 3

STARTER

one-off coaching session
Review of Current Training
Intensity & Zone Setup
1x Personal Coaching Session
eBook Train For Adventure
Access to HR Training Masterclass
One-Time Payment

VALUE

training program design
Tailored Training Plan
Intensity & Zone Setup
1x Personal Coaching Session
eBook Train For Adventure
Access to HR Training Masterclass
1x Q&A (email)
One-Time Payment

PRO

1-to-1 personal coaching
Dynamic Training Planning
Intensity & Zone Setup
Weekly Personal Coaching Sessions
eBook Train For Adventure
Access to HR Training Masterclass
Unlimited Support
Individual Racing, Taper & Nutrition Plan
Mindset & Lifestyle Coaching
Monthly Payment

Begin Your Personal Coaching Journey

Schedule a free session to discuss your lifestyle and challenges, as well as what you're looking to achieve

What Others Are Saying

Thierry

Tokyo, Japan
When I first contacted Andrejs and told him about the crazy challenge I wanted to participate in despite my age of 57, he didn’t hesitate to support me and immediately set out a 1 year detailed plan on how to get me fit enough for my multi marathon challenge. As I later found out, this was just to be a blueprint for me which he then constantly adjusted according to how well I was performing (or not performing!). During our weekly sessions, him in Europe and me in Japan, he was always more than just a trainer, taking care of both my physical and mental needs to prepare me for the challenge. He would research solutions for every muscle pain I came up with so that I could continue training to the maximum of my ever improving abilities. Andrejs as a trainer is a must for anyone serious about challenging themselves to their maximum level.

Andrew

New York, USA
Andrejs helped me immensely to regain my fitness and go beyond my limits. By setting reasonable, achievable goals and building over time, I found myself doing more than I imagined, and there is a road ahead.

Beth

Tennessee, USA
Having Andrejs design a full distance triathlon training plan for me has proven to be an invaluable decision. It has removed the guesswork and allowed me to focus my time and energy on the physical workouts. He was very personable and knowledgeable during our conversations, and he worked with my schedule to set up video calls despite our significant time difference. Thank you, Andrejs.

Ahmet

Istanbul, Turkey
Working with Andrejs made me appreciate and even enjoy the hard work that is required to improve. He has a wealth of experience and he translates theory into practice in easily understandable formats. I am running faster, feeling stronger and there is less fatigue following big runs.

Lotte

Tallinn, Estonia
"If you can't you must, and if you must you can." - this describes the mindset I've been able to develop over the past months very well, thanks to the coaching experience. I've learned new ways of thinking and concluded that it really is up to you to become what you want to be. Thank you, Andrejs, for guiding me on this journey and encouraging to take on new challenges. What you put in is what you get out, and that creates value. For me - well-spent time and energy indeed!

Stas

Moscow, Russia
I was looking for a coach that would help me analyze and organize my existing training process. And Andrejs did it really well. Throughout our coaching sessions he introduced me to the professional way of training and helped me understand how to adapt it for my own needs using the heart rate training method. Training for me is a way to stay healthy. So, it was important for me to make sure I‘m not harming my body while getting fitter. As a coach Andrejs is calm and organized. He is very experienced with heart rate training, as well as various tools & gadgets and helped me to make sense of all the training data I was getting.

Lennert

Oslo, Norway
I’ve done extreme triathlons (i.e Norseman and Celtman) and many other adventures for many years. This year, in the middle of COVID-19 I wanted an additional motivation boost and a new challenge to see what can be possible with a more structured approach. I have a busy life (family, work, other adventures), so the new schedule had to fit that – not the other way around. I also wanted to become stronger to avoid possible injuries and to simply get the most out of new adventures. I was really attracted by Andrejs philosophy to ‘Train for Adventure’ - it was spot on. We had various online coaching sessions and I was very quickly convinced by his training & life approach. Andrejs has a wide range of training, recovery and productivity knowledge, which is truly inspiring. Several months into the program I can say I really enjoy the new challenges in training. Overall body & core strength is increasing, swimming efficiency is higher and prospect for the bike and run look promising. And above all it’s more fun!!

Adam

Budapest, Hungary
I asked Andrejs to help with an off-season program to start preparing for Ironman 70.3 over the winter. I really appreciate the well-balanced and time-effective training program that he developed for me. The best part was that my knee pain went away after I regularly did the strength and mobility routines. I’m very happy with the progress and feel like it will be a strong season for me this year.

Lisa

Michigan, USA
Andrejs program has been invaluable for me to stay consistent with my training. He gives continuous feedback and gives great advice and encouragement. His training plan made me feel good about the work that I’m putting in, see results and keep it up. Hope to join my first endurance race this year.

Grant

Johannesburg, South Africa
Working with Andrejs has been amazing. The program he designed specifically for my Superbike racing season has helped me to get fitter, stronger and more competitive than I’ve ever been. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
14 day money back guarantee

What If I Don't Like It?

I want you to succeed more than anyone and I'm confident my training methodology will provide amazing and sustainable results. However, if within 2 weeks you see no progress, I'll refund your payment, no questions asked.

Not ready for personal coaching just yet?

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions first

My focus is on personal coaching in running and triathlon. In particular, I enjoy working with athletes who are on endurance journey – training for marathons, 70.3, full-distance Ironman races and beyond.

I supplement this with strength & conditioning, as well as mobility training as well.

In short, VALUE package is made for those seeking to test their current fitness and get an easy-to-use plan of what & how to improve. PRO package, on the other hand, is for athletes looking for a coach who will supervise their training and make sure it is as efficient as possible.

Regardless of the package, though, you will receive a structured training program tailored for you, including:

  • Specific endurance / speed / strength workouts
  • Periodized intensity & recovery plan
  • List of exercises to improve flexibility / mobility and strength
  • Habit development framework

VALUE package includes one review session 2 weeks into the program to ensure the program really fits.

In contrast, PRO package is an ongoing online personal training where we regularly review every training session, analyze what has worked and adjust the program where needed. During these sessions we will also discuss training practices and I will explain the reasons and physiology behind them, as well as how different factors impact performance and result (such as stress, recovery, nutrition, lifestyle, etc.).

Both packages are suitable for any level of fitness and/or activity, as they are tailor made for every individual.

STARTER package is, essentially, a one-time coaching session aimed at one particular area.

It is perfect for those athletes who do not seek a personal coach, but want to get an actionable advice. It might be a review of the current training plan or race planning (i.e. pacing, nutrition, tapering).

The prices for the coaching are as follows:

  • STARTER – €50 one-time fee
  • VALUE – €100 one-time fee
  • PRO – €200 per month (pre-payment)

Every athlete is in a different state of physical development and has his/her own fitness background. An unprepared body cannot withstand the workload of an elite athlete and has a much slower rate of recovery. Following someone else’s training plan might get quick results at first, but will cause them to stall (plateau) shortly afterwards, if not result in injury or illness.

So, training plan of an Olympic distance runner would not fit a regular 9-5 worker preparing to run his first marathon. 

Tailored training plan takes into account person’s current level of fitness, medical / injury issues (if any), time availability, lifestyle and determines correct intensity to achieve lasting results.

I suffered from both training plateaus and injuries / illnesses as I tried to do what my body was not ready for. After years of fails and research, though, I found a way to avoid that while maintaining progress and formalized into a training methodology that I practice myself and teach others.

With pleasure. This is exactly the kind of areas I enjoy working with the most – analyzing training data, finding patterns, defining strengths & weaknesses and designing plans to improve performance.

In VALUE package we will have one review session where we’ll ensure the program really fits. Additionally, I will also help you analyze sessions that you’ve already performed.

In PRO package, however, we’ll have a review of training sessions every 2 weeks and correct the program to keep it as optimal as possible.

Not at all. Most of the exercises in my program require your own body weight. You can do those anywhere with little or no equipment.

My main goal is to keep you healthy – only the body that is healthy can produce extraordinary results.

If do become ill, however, all focus should be put on recovery. Make sure you’re 100% healthy before resuming the training.

  • VALUE package – once ready, just go back several weeks or even start from the beginning to avoid stressing your body too much.
  • PRO package – I’ll adjust the program for you to build back your fitness gradually. Also, I don’t expect any payment for the time you can’t train.

I used to train without knowing for sure how far or how fast I am going. I used a non-digital watch (with the seconds arrow), which I used to measure my heart rate and google maps to measure the distance.

It’s a good tool to have, but not a necessity. After all, it only simplifies data tracking (duration/intensity/recovery), but doesn’t change the approach.

No. It’s a myth that people (athletes as well) require animal protein to perform well.

In fact, more and more top level endurance athletes start to shift towards forms of plant based diet to optimize digestion and speed up recovery – two critical factors that impact performance.

Medical advice is not a part of my service and, to be clear, although my training programs work target maximal performance and optimal health they are not intended as a replacement for a certified medical advice.

I structure my training plans around issues informed to me, but I strongly suggest seeking a professional in-person treatment of any injuries or illnesses.

I do not want to keep the money I didn’t earn. So, if you see no progress and my training methodology doesn’t fit you, I’ll refund your payment, no questions asked.

You can request a refund at any point of time during the first 2 weeks.

However, keep in mind that any support and/or further cooperation stops as soon as refund is done.

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Schedule a free strategy session to learn if personal coaching in adventure, running or triathlon will suit you and how I can help you achieve your goals.

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