Realize Your Potential

Progressive Endurance is dedicated to helping athletes realize their potential through personalized coaching and mentoring.

Dedicated to helping athletes realize their potential through personalized coaching and mentoring.

Coaching Plans

The following packages and services are currently offered:

  • Single Sport
  • Silver Triathlon
  • Gold Triathlon
  • Swim Stroke Analysis
  • Run Gait Analysis
  • Lactate Threshold Testing
  • Functional Threshold Power Testing
  • Ride with your coach
  • Work with Registered Dietitian

Single Sport

  1. Basic Training Peaks account
  2. Establish Pace/Heart Rate/Power zones
  3. Fully personalized training plan
  4. Weekly delivery of workouts
  5. Weekly training analysis and feedback
  6. Unlimited email correspondence
  7. One scheduled phone call per week
  8. Additional guidance and feedback as needed


Disciplines: Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, Running, and Swimming

Silver Triathlon

  1. Basic Training Peaks account
  2. Establish Pace/Heart Rate/Power zones
  3. Fully personalized training plan
  4. Weekly delivery of workouts
  5. Weekly training analysis and feedback
  6. Unlimited email correspondence
  7. One scheduled phone call per week
  8. Additional guidance and feedback as needed


Gold Triathlon

  1. Basic Training Peaks account
  2. Establish Pace/Heart Rate/Power zones
  3. Fully personalized training plan
  4. Weekly delivery of workouts
  5. Weekly training analysis and feedback
  6. Unlimited email correspondence
  7. One scheduled phone call per week
  8. Additional guidance and feedback as needed
  9. One “Additional Service” per month


Let's Get Started

2018 Athlete Results
  • Olivia Shannon – Big Frog 65 MTB – 7th
  • Olivia Shannon – Dirty South Roubaix – 1st
  • Kira Williams completes her first 70.3 in Chattanooga in 5:36
  • Hal Rosenbaum had a 70.3 distance PR of 5:10
  • Jamie Seward completed his first 70.3 in Chattanooga in 5:24
  • Isaac Blackman completed his first 70.3 in 4:32
2017 Athlete Results
  • Two athletes qualified for AG worlds. Marc Young for long course worlds and Isaac Blackman for Olympic distance
  • 6 athletes qualified for AG nationals
  • Scott Morgan broke 5 hours in the 70.3 distance
  • Robert Strobel did his first 70.3 and broke 5 hours
  • 100% finisher rate for 140.6 races
  • Amanda Jones PR’d in her sprint distance event by 2 minutes
  • Olivia Shannon – Big Frog 65 MTB – Open Women – 7th – Time- 6:57
  • Olivia Shannon – Mohican 100k MTB – Open Women – 18th – Time- 7:02
  • Olivia Shannon – Red River Gorge 100 MTB – Open Women – 1st (15th Overall) – Time- 7:40
  • Olivia Shannon – 12 Hours of Capitol View MTB – Cat 1 Duo – 1st
2016 Athlete Results
  • Isaac Blackman had PR’s in every race of the Triple Crown of Running (5k, 10K, and 10 miler) as well as the Indy Mini.
  • Jessica Morgan – 1st AG at TriFest Olympic
  • Isaac Blackman – 1st OA at Summer Roundup Triathlon
  • Matthew Bowen – PR at Muncie 70.3
  • Gary Minter – fastest bike and run in 70.3 to date
  • Isaac Blackman – Qualified for Team USA at USAT AG Nationals
  • Scott Morgan – Completed his 1st 70.3 triathlon in 5:07 while working 60-70 hours a week
  • Matthew Bowen – PR at Ohio 70.3
  • Olivia Shannon – 12 Hours of Capitol View MTB – Solo Open Women – 1st (4th Overall)
  • Olivia Shannon – Shirleys Way (Pedals Helping People) MTB – Open Women – 1st
2015 Athlete Results
  • All of my athletes had a personal best in their first race of the season!!
  • Andy Plummer – personal best at AG nationals sprint race and Ironman distance at IM Wisconsin.
  • Rachel Longley – qualified for 70.3 World Championship
  • Leslie – beat her best time in a marathon by 8 minutes in the spring and then did it again by about 5 minutes in the fall!
  • Stephen Moors – two personal bests at the IM distance this year (IM Wisconsin and IM Louisville).  At IM Louisville, he went about an hour faster than last year and finished 4th in his AG.
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – The Derby City Cup 1- 1st
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – The Derby City Cup 2 – 13th
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – Storm Eva Bandman – 7th
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – Brookside Cyclocross Cup – 5th
    2015 – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – Valley View CX – 7th
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – Commonwealth Eye Surgery Promotion Cross Race – 1st
  • Olivia Shannon – Ohio Valley Cyclocross – BloomingCross – 3rd
2014 Athlete Results
  • Sandra Daust – 1st in AG at IM Chattanooga and qualified for Kona
  • Erin Rock – Qualified for 70.3 Worlds at 70.3 Augusta
  • Andy Plummer – PR’d at AG nationals by 10 minutes on the same course as 2013
  • Kate – crushed her first IM in Wisconsin and beat her goal time
  • Leslie – PR in a marathon by 13 minutes
2013 Athlete Results
  • Lesley Kruzel has her best IM distance race to date.  PR on the bike split.
  • Sonja Lenhardt tackles her first IM at Louisville and was under her goal time.
  • Lesley Kruzel had her best power output in a HIM race and one of her best runs.
  • Rusty O’Brian had his best performance for a HIM distance by about 10 minutes.
  • Lesley Kruzel wins her age group in the Maumee Bay Olympic Triathlon.  Also set a new high wattage for that race distance on the bike.
  • Loren Townsend places 3rd in his AG at the Southern Indiana Triathlon
  • Chris Shannon completes his first half-iron distance race in 5:11.  A great first go at that distance.
  • Walker Johnson has a PR at the Taylorsville Half-iron distance triathlon
  • Lesley Kruzel wins a 18.5 mile time trial and improves her FTP yet again
  • Lesley Kruzel wins her AG and places 8th OA female in Dooby Du
  • Lesley Kruzel runs Glasscity half marathon 6 minutes faster than last year
  • Lesley Kruzel runs a PR 5K

Stephen Moors – Triathlete

“2015 was my first year with Mike and the experience was incredible. Mike understands the challenges of being young in the sport and balancing training with college. I made progress in all three disciplines and took nearly an hour off my Ironman time thanks to his training program. Mike is also prompt and helpful in response to any questions about training, gear, races, or anything else that comes to mind. I would highly recommend Mike’s services to any athlete who wants to improve their performance in triathlon.”

Lesley Kruzel – Duathlete, Triathlete, Runner

“He provides a lot of feedback, he’s timely in posting workouts, and he is very responsive to my questions and gets back to me in a timely fashion.  Not to mention I have had a couple of PR races since I started with him also.”

Loren Townsend – Triathlete

“Mike knows a good bit about physiology, nutrition, and mechanics of exercise, which I am very grateful for as a 60 year old athlete who could get hurt and discouraged easily.  My training plan is very challenging—at times I thought I might not survive the plan—but the results have been more than I expected.”

Walker Johnson – Triathlete

“It is evident that the workouts provided by Mike are specific to my training needs.  I have noticed changes in my swim strength, my bike  endurance, and am running faster than I ever have.  To take it a step further, I PR’d on a first race of the season with Mike on a difficult half-iron distance course.  I am thankful for the time that Mike puts into planning each workout.  I’d have to say that the best thing about Mike is that he’s not just a coach, but a great person all around.  He is personable, consistent in posting workouts well in advance, and is a hard worker himself as professional athlete and registered nurse.  I am very thankful to be under the coaching of Mike through Progressive Endurance.”

Sonja Lenhardt – triathlete

“I am very happy with Mike’s coaching.  He provides adequate feedback and the training sessions make sense to me.  If I have a question about a training session, he makes sure I understand it and do the training session as intended.”

Isaac Blackman

After a few years of training on my own, I hit a plateau. After I contacted Mike, we worked on everything from nutrition to race strategies. After two years, I earned two Top 25 finishes at USAT Nationals, and two ITU World appearances to date.!

Robert Strobel

Mike does an exceptional job of creating a plan related to my specific goals and working with my busy schedule as a CEO.  He finds the right balance of pushing me to my true potential and understanding the work life balance challenges that I’m dealing with.  #sub5hr70.3  #Ironmaninthe10s

Jamie Seward

Mike was absolutely key to me having the confidence in myself and the training to surpass my IronMan 70.3 goal time by 6 minutes. His approach to testing and workout planning quickly taught me that I had never previously trained hard enough or consistently enough in any of the disciplines. In just 6 months of working with Mike, my paces/strength/endurance in all three disciplines have improved and I’ve become a smarter overall triathlete with Mike’s advice and guidance.

Kira Willaims

Mike’s coaching has been invaluable and enabled me to enter my first 70.3 with confidence. He worked with me to fit training into my busy schedule. When injury and sickness came along, he adjusted accordingly and I was still race ready by the big day. I felt I had a knowledgeable partner readily available to teach, listen, and support his athlete throughout.

In the end, I came away with a stronger understanding of what it takes to compete in an endurance event and a performance I was proud of. I could not have done it without him! 

Bike Training Zones for Triathletes

This article may cause you to rethink your training zones as a triathlete. Relatively recently, Dr. Andrew Coggan (the guru of bike power meters) came up with some new training zones to replace the original zones he had created several years ago.  The original zones...

The Dam Tri Olympic distance triathlon power file of Isaac

The last weekend on June, Isaac raced in the elite AG division at the Dam Tri in Pennsylvania  Since there isn't ever really any useful data in the swim portion of the triathlon other than comparing his time to other competitors (due to variation in course length...

Taper Week Nutrition

You have been training for months and it is finally race week! This means lighter workouts, stretching to stay loose and extra sleep. But what role does nutrition play in the few days leading up to the race? Here are a few nutrition guidelines to follow leading up to...

what you need to set up transition area

I remember my first triathlon and the slew of things I brought with me into transition area. I think I literally brought everything that anyone suggested I bring. The two things that still stick out to me as stuff I brought that day that I now I see as totally...

Jamie’s 70.3 Chattanooga Race Report

I copied (with permission) from Jamie's blog. I was happy to coach him for this race.  Here it is: When I met with Mike Hermanson last fall I shared with him my plan to do Chattanooga 70.3 with a goal of five and a half hours. That at the time felt like a pretty big...

Chattanooga 70.3 Race Data Analysis

Progressive Endurance recently had 4 athletes race 70.3 Chattanooga.  All 4 did really well and I'm proud of all them.  I wanted to take a few minutes to break down what I look at when an athlete is getting ready to race and a breakdown of their bike power files to...

Signs Of Over Training

Overtraining is something that we are all guilty of at some point.  I know that it happens to me a couple times a year and I’ve seen it happen to several people while training for their races, especially Iron distance racing.  With the Ironman distance racing just...

Ironman Louisville Power Analysis

A short time ago, athletes gathered in Louisville for another Ironman race.  I had three athletes racing in midst of a little over 2500 athletes.  I wanted to take time to publish an analysis of the power data from the bike and break it down so you can learn better...

70.3 Ironman Ohio Power Analysis

rogressive Endurance recently had 4 athletes take part in the Ironman 70.3 Ohio.  They all did really well in this event, but I wanted to highlight two of them because they executed the bike portion of the race extremely well which set them up for a great run and...

Cycling To Maintain And Improve Running Fitness

One of the things I feel that I do differently at Progressive Endurance for my athletes is not having them run nearly as much as they would without guidance and or under the guidance of another triathlon coach. Not one year of coaching has gone by when an athlete...