Coaching

I provide coaching services to triathletes of all skill and experience levels.  If you are interested in my coaching services, email me at adam.otstot@gmail.com.

My coaching philosophy draws from extensive experiences as an endurance sport athlete, an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary, and a decade of coaching, including elementary school students, varsity college athletes, novice triathletes, and national-class runners and multisport athletes.

2017-2018 Coaching Highlights:

Snapple Triathlon Club Coach
42 Age Group Podiums
22 Overall Podiums
18 Overall Wins
36 personal records

2 USAT All-Americans

 

Athletic Highlights:

2018 Eagleman 70.3, 2nd Overall

2018 Chattanooga 70.3, 3rd Overall

2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships 26th Pro
2017 Chattanooga 70.3, 2nd Overall
2016 Eagleman 70.3, 2nd Overall
2012 Ironman World Championships, 38th Overall
2011 USAT Long-Course Triathlon National Champion
2007 ITU Long-Course Duathlon Age Group World Champion
2007-2012 USAT All-American
2012 USAT Athlete of the Year Honorable Mention

 

Testimonials

I have worked with Adam for just over 2 years.  I joined him to prepare for my first attempt at an Iron distance triathlon.  I would describe my ability as novice.

Adam has the ability to work with both novice and advanced athletes.  Here’s the thing, he had me toe the line at Ironman Maryland feeling like I was the experienced veteran.

He leads you step by step, workout by workout to whatever your goal is.  On race day I was nervous as to what to expect out of the day.  However, I had no doubt that I was trained properly and prepared for the race at hand.

I remember being an hour or so into the run thinking that “Adam was sandbagging me.”  What I mean is that at that time I felt as though I was more than prepared for the day.

Since then, Adam and I have gone to run-only training.  Following his guidance, I have seen astronomical gains on the run. He knows just what you need as an athlete and just when to turn up the heat to help you hit your goals.

I would recommend him to anyone interested in elevating their swim, bike, and or run game.

-Craig Politte

 

With Adam’s help, starting late season 2014, I have gone from a middle of the pack age-grouper to overall winning USAT All-American. Along the way Adam’s coaching as helped me achieve multiple PRs in every common running and triathlon distance, qualified and coached me through a Boston Marathon, landed me on the podium in over 95% of my races (3 being overall triathlons wins so far), and an IM PR of 9:37:15.

What I find most valuable about Adam is his ability to coach athletes of all levels and skill sets. From those aspiring to make Kona or Boston to the ones who just want to finish their first race.

If you are looking for coach is willing to listen, provide feedback, bring positive results and even let you glance into his own training and life. I would highly recommend Adam Otstot as a coach for you.

-Jason Bridges

 

When I met Adam for the first time in August of 2012 I had just returned from my first attempt at a full iron distance at Challenge Roth in Germany. I did not finish! I had a disabling panic attack at the swim start. The first words I said to Adam were, “No more DNF’s for me.”
Over the course of the next 3 years I finished 5th overall woman at PPD Beach to Battleship in 2013, 5th in age group at Ironman Maryland in 2014, and then 2nd in age group and 9th overall woman at Ironman Maryland 2015, where I also secured a spot at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI for 2016.  I also had a 17 min PR for the marathon at Shamrock in Virginia Beach in 2015. (3:35 to 3:18 and 1st in age group!)
There have been several other races and some that I haven’t been as proud of, but I can honestly say that I have learned so much about my body and what it can do thanks to Adam. He creates custom plans for his athletes- if you are willing to commit and do the work it pays off in spades! I would recommend Adam to any athlete looking to improve their performance.

-Anna Parker

 

I have been working with Adam for about 6 months and have enjoyed the journey immensely. He takes a very individualistic approach, catering training sessions to meet my specific needs as an athlete and an individual. He is very responsive to my questions (and there are many) and offers great feedback and advice on my sessions. My respect for his technique continues to grow as he always seems to know just the right way to push my limits beyond where I thought they were. More importantly, I appreciate the attention he gives to the mental fortitude which training requires. I feel this aspect is a cornerstone to reaching goals (whatever they may be) in a healthy way, however it is rarely talked about and is often overlooked. I am relatively new to triathlons, since working with Adam, I have shaved 20+min off my 70.3PR earning a spot on the podium and a slot to the 2019 70.3 World Championships. I am in the process of training for my first full Ironman and Adam continues to be an integral part in making this journey an incredible experience.

-Lauren Hoy

 

Seven months ago I began to seriously consider looking for a coach. This was after I had had a successful season on my own essentially “winging it,” but deep down I was not convinced I had realized my own potential as an athlete. I knew that I could be faster – I just needed the right person to encourage me, make me accountable, push me, and teach me. I found all of these traits in Adam.

 

Six months in to race season, I am going farther and faster than I thought I would be at this point. My first race of the season was an all time PR point wise, and broke that record in my second race. What I appreciate about Adam is that he takes you from right where you are, then pushes you from there.  My workouts are geared towards achieving my own goals and strengthening my weaknesses. He gives positive and encouraging feedback on each workout but still pushes me. He has found that sweet spot of pushing me just enough without losing me to the thought that I can’t do it.  Thanks so much Adam! Ever onward and upward J

 

Sarah Carruth