Dan Herron found his love for endurance sports in the mid-1990s while weaving through trees on his mountain bike. This love expanded in the early 2000s after living and mountain biking in the Colorado Rockies for a summer, returning to St. Louis as a high school cross-country coach, and began to compete in road cycling and triathlon. This led him to the world of long-course triathlon and obtaining his qualification as an IRONMAN-certified triathlon coach.
Dan’s experience in initiating and executing epic athletic events provides a unique perspective on the planning, fortitude, and grit necessary for endurance sports ranging from criteriums to fondos to marathons to short and long-course triathlon.
He’s served on a crew for the 3000-mile Race Across America (RAAM), helped to rally 5 other guys and a support team together to perform a charity relay swim across Lake Michigan for Team Hope In Motion, and regularly coaches monumental cycling camps in places like the Blue Ridge Parkway, the desert Southwest, Western Michigan, and Brown County Indiana. In addition to personal coaching with TS2, Dan also coaches power-based cycling classes for 7- 10 hours/week. As a result of all this time on the bike, Dan’s specialty is the cycling discipline.
As a coach, Dan seeks to personalize the training experience to match his athletes’ investments of time and resources. In addition to creating training plans, Dan makes himself available to interact about questions, issues, and any adaptations necessary to adjust to the changing circumstances of life as well as the physical and mental rigors of triathlon training. Dan lives in Central Indiana where he enjoys life with his wife of 23 years, their 3 teenagers, their 2 golden doodles, and their 9 bikes.