The idea is simple: work hands-on with each client to ensure that they reach their full potential and maintain their passion for the sport.
Too many times, coaches turn sports into really difficult jobs. Although this might be necessary for a select few athletes who want to quit their 9-5’s to race a bike, it is not necessary for most. We at Stoller simply love the buzz we get from a great ride or race and want to help everyone experience that same buzz as much as possible.
Unlike some coaches and coaching companies, Stoller takes on every new client as a new project. We start with a basic question: what makes you love riding? From there, we go deeper into what some of your strengths and weaknesses are. Eventually, we get a clear picture of your overall objectives and we also get a good idea of how you can obtain your goals. You will not find a brown bag special here! The fact that some coaches believe one training plan is right for everyone is ludicrous (and scary) to us here at Stoller. When you choose Stoller, you are putting one of your life’s passions into our hands for guidance and we take a lot of pride in your decision. In return, we offer you only the best customized training plans.
All of our coaching programs come with full access to all Stoller rides and standard events.
Last time we spoke about training combos we discussed the moderately difficult, endurance combo. This month it is time to turn the heat up a bit with an example of a race combo. The layout of a race combo can be modified depending on your fitness and the type of race you are getting ready for, for this example we will assume the rider is a fit cat 2 getting ready for a 3.5 hour road race.
The duration of the race combo should roughly be equal to 70% of race time. Unlike with the endurance combo, a race combo’s goal is to work on top end speed and low recovery periods. Please go into this type of workout with a good amount of fitness otherwise you will have a very hard time completing the workout as planned. A good way to approach this type of workout for the first time is to simply limit your reps to 1 or 2 during the alternating periods. Once you have the feel for doing the workout with low reps you can adjust your sets and the duration of your reps according to your performance.
Eight Training Mistakes to Avoid in 2013
As 2013 approaches, this is a great time to sit down and think about how to avoid some basic but all too common training mistakes in the upcoming season. Here is my list of the top eight mistakes to avoid in 2013.
Glue & Thread
At last, I have some time to sit and think about the yearly bike nerd fest known as Interbike. I will start by saying, I love Interbike! I always have and most likely I always will; what can I say, the bike nerd within me is mighty strong!
Last time we spoke about training combos we discussed the moderately difficult, endurance combo. This month it is time to turn the heat up a bit with an example of a race combo.
Glue & Thread
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