Wim Martens

Age: 44
Occupation: Operations Director of INVE Aquaculture
How many years been cycling:
I haven’t been cycling on and of since childhood but never seriously until the last three years.
How long have you been coaching with Coach JJ:
I did my first training planned by JJ on the fifth of April 2016. So about one year and a half.

Avg training hour per week:
between 8 and 12 hours per week
Can you give definition of JJ Pro Cycling:

“Professional cycling and running coaching available for the amateur or hobbyist”

Can you give definition of Coach JJ
Clearly an ex-pro with a winners mentality who wants to make you faster  and knows how.  He has a great network of other people: swim coach, bike mechanic and physiotherapist that can help if required.  Also, JJ is one of the kindest people I know.  He became a friend.
Can you describe your impression of Coach JJ’s coaching plan:
It’s very much personalized to fit in my busy work and travel schedule.  There’s lots of tempo work which doesn’t hurt so much alternated now and then with harder but shorter interval training.  There’s always sufficient time for recovery and rest.  If something isn’t possible or I get too tired JJ will adjust the plan.
Your success
Well, the progress has been amazing and is ongoing.  From the start JJ told me I will get on the podium. I just didn’t believe it.  When I started triathlon I was TOP 20%, after just a few months, top 15% and after a year top 10%.  Now I indeed got my first podium with a second age group place on the pattana master triathlon 2017!!

Wim Martens