CHRISTINE SCHIRTZINGER brings 21 years of competitive triathlon, running, swimming and cycling experience and coaching to her athletes. She is a MAF, USAT Level I, USAC Level II, USA Masters Swimming lvl II, Swim Speed Secrets and TrainingPeaks Level II certified coach. As a Registered Nurse, with 13 years of experience in Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room experience, she also incorporates her knowledge of health and physiology into her coaching practice.
Christine’s passion is sharing her knowledge to those new to the sport without the intimidation. She is the founder of Girls Gone Tri, an organization dedicated to empowering woman through the sport of triathlon. She is also co-founder of the Valley Velo cycling club. V2 is the Fox Valley’s premier cycling club, a diverse group of road racers, triathletes, and century riders coming together do what they love, ride.
Christine is also the founder and head coach at T2 Coaching LLC. With the use of TrainingPeaks, manages athletes day to day workouts, including working with each athlete to develop short and long term goals with a plan of how to reach those goals, coaching them to their peak performance. She works with athletes at the elite level to qualify for World Championships, and also leads new athletes through their first race. She leads clinics and is a resource to many in the community.
Christine is always searching to learn, and to learn from the very best in each individual field. For over 20 years, she has utilized heart rate as bio feedback and understanding how to monitor, analyse and improve performance following the works of Phil Maffetone. She is recognized as one of the founding coaches of the MAF certification. She also is passionate about utilizing power on the bike and run. Through the use of TrainingPeaks and WKO4 software, has learned and worked with many leaders in the field to bring the best to her athletes. Christine has been mentored by and has co-hosted clinics with Sheila Taormina. Sheila's methodology of teaching the freestyle stroke have been revolutionary to swimmers from novice to elite.
Christine is also an Ironman athlete, racing age group elite. She has qualified for the prestigious Ironman 70.3 World Championships five times, and will be competing the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in South Africa. She also has many other running podium finishes, BQ marathon finishes, and several age group and overall female wins. She is also a wife, and mother to four competitive young athletes.