On-going coaching follows your season all the way through your target races from recovery, to preparation to race and back through again if that is something you are after.
It is important to have an initial one-to-one consultation, as this will help determine your targets and aims, and what you want out of this relationship. The coaching process is a two way thing, and requires athlete input – and we want you to feel comfortable with the person who is going to write your programme! In an ideal world this would be in person, but is not necessary; in this digital age we can use skype or good old fashioned phone calls!
You will then receive an individual training programme tailored to your ability, aims, strengths and weaknesses. This training plan will outline each individual cycle and the intentions within that; then obviously the daily sessions within each cycle. Focussed coaching means that we can look to suggest strength & conditioning elements as a holistic part of your whole schedule. This is obviously arranged around the time you have free around your lifestyle. Your program is written on trainingpeaks.com so that we can plan ahead for you – and that you can keep them abreast of how you are getting on. It is also a useful tool for you, to see how you progress!
Communication is key to the operation, so both athlete and coach know where they stand. Most of this will be via regular e-mail, texts, phone calls and may include one-to-one consultations or training sessions (additional charges may apply).
What are the benefits?
Minimal thought – you know your training ahead of time, no need to plan something out.
Motivational – you will have your own reasons; but a good structured plan will keep you fresh mentally
Adaptability – if circumstances change (and in life they regularly do!) we can make quick alterations to your plan to help you get the best out of your time.
Relationship – you know that you are getting to know someone who can get the best out of you and the time you have available.