A good training plan can make or break your season, and creating a good training plan starts with your goals and your strategy. Our coaches and experts can show you how to set achievable goals, create a complementary training approach, and design your own training plan that’s adjustable throughout the season.
Coaching works best as a process of building performance, rather than a hot pursuit of an outcome. Coach Julie Young describes the performance gains a busy executive experienced at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. Breaking from his habit of cramming for the event with just six months of training, he committed to year-round coaching, incorporating strength and stability work and building the mental resilience that made him a better athlete.
Anyone can make a training plan. But a good coach knows how to plan a season that unlocks an athlete's true potential. Joe Friel is joined by a full line-up of master coaches in this module that will expand your thinking.
Athletes often underestimate the amount of fitness that they lose in tapering for, and recovery from, excessively frequent racing. This is especially true in Mary’s case where she is looking to make a significant jump in training load in order to properly prepare for the Ironman distance.