Chat live on Monday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. (1 p.m. CST, 2 p.m. EST) with top triathlon coach Melissa Mantak, voted USA Triathlon's National Coach of the Year for 2010.

Gearing up for a triathlon this year? Get great tips and advice from this former professional triathlete who has a master's degree in sport sciences from the University of Denver and currently trains world-class triathletes such as Matt Chrabot, the top-ranked American male triathlete.

In 2006 Mantak started her own coaching business, the Empowered Athlete, and in 2007 she started working as head coach to the U.S. team at select International Triathlon Union World Cup races.

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Photo: Melissa Mantak