Todd Codish is one of the longest serving triathlon coaches in the country today, with a wealth of sport specific knowledge across all distances? Within a sport that is not yet forty years old and having started the Team in Training program both locally and also involved at national level. Todd has had the opportunity to coach over 2,000 people to their first triathlons! No Olympic gold medal winners, (actually, two Ironman distance race winner!) but mostly, normal folks, beginners, folks that want to 'come back to an active lifestyle'.
The opportunity to work with so many people gives a coach perspective on athletes of all levels and abilities (or inabilities!) And there are few, if any, who have coached the sheer volume of triathletes that Coach Todd has. Also, racing after a major back surgery and being over 55 years old, Coach Todd has the knowledge that younger coaches simply do not: age!
Starting in the sport in 1988, Todd raced Ironman when "Ironman wasn't cool". Before the heart rate monitor and before aerobars, things were plain and simple. Science has changed that and the science of sport has been Coach Todd's passion since 2000, his thirteenth year in the sport. While not starting out as a kinesiologist as many coaches do Coach Todd started with the end product in mind (Better, Happier, Faster athletes) and learned how to use Science to achieve this goal for his athletes incorporating Lactate Testing and VO2max Testing in to his training programs. A lot has changed since then, but Coach Todd is ahead of the curve when it comes to the science of triathlon! "The more we know about your physiology the less mistakes we make, which intern maximizes your results"!
With a laundry list of certifications and courses completed, Coach Todd is a multi-faceted coach with a pedigree that matters in the sport. Among the personal accomplishments for Coach Todd are over 300 triathlons, including 8 Ironman races, 41 marathons and countless bike rallies, 10Ks, etc. Oh, then there's the countless miles...swimming, cycling or running. It all means he has the knowledge of the sport and what it takes to compete, complete or perhaps even win in triathlon at all distances.
- USA Triathlon level II certified coach
- USA Triathlon youth & junior certified coach
- Board member, USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission