I starting training with Howard in his Triathlon Small Group class. I wanted to add something new to my workouts. Howard motivated me to sign up for my first triathlon. I was nervous, especially with the ocean swim. He made sure I knew exactly what to expect. We even practiced the transitions and swimming in a crowd. He got me prepared and confident. Unrelated, I injured my hamstring and was unable to train aside from swimming. I went to Master Swim class. Howard has been helping me improve each week. I am very fortunate to be able to work with him. He has had a positive effect on my training and life.