From first year riders, to state and national champions, to UCI world hour record holders and RAAM winners, since 2006 I’ve used a proven science-based periodized methodology to design trusted and highly effective personalized cycling coaching programs for athlete clients from across the USA. As a lifelong learner I continually study the latest in successful training methods and advancements in cycling coaching and apply them to athlete client programs.
These coaching programs utilize the latest in technology, data analytics and sports science to produce results in the shortest time possible. I consistently test new training advances in my own training and racing and design the programs to emphasize quality over quantity using progressive overload and recovery to elicit performance gains. I emphasize frequent virtual online and in-person communication with my athlete clients and welcome feedback during the process.
Planning begins with an assessment of your cycling background, review of your historical power files, limiters, strengths, aptitude and abilities as well as setting your short, mid and long-term cycling goals. You’ll select your “A” (high priority) races or events for the season, along with “B” and “C” events. These SMART cycling goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) will be used to build your Annual Training Plan.
As part of the initial assessment we’ll conduct power-based testing and review your power profile. Continued power testing will be conducted throughout the season. Outdoor weekend and indoor mid-week trainer rides are utilized in most cases, unless your climate and schedule allow for year-round outdoor rides. I suggest the use of a reliable and accurate power meter, a high-quality indoor trainer, 60-90 minutes of training time per day mid-week, and approximately 6 to 10 (or more) hours allotted per week for cycling training, and 1 hour for strength and core training. Following assessment and preparation/training phases we’ll move into competition/specialization and transition phases.