Cycling is an expensive sport. So how does one justify the cost of professional coaching? The answer-money spent coaching can bring you the biggest return on investment towards improving your race results. For the cost of a morning latte and muffin you can invest in a training plan and bring your cycling to the next level.
The amateur competitive cyclist must juggle their time around work and family. They do not have the luxury of unlimited training time. To get the maximum return on their training it’s critical to have a focused training plan.
A coaching plan can benefit racers of all abilities. While self-coached athletes can be successful it can be difficult for those with busy schedules who do not have the time or knowledge to plan out a proper training program. Just as people utilize personal trainers to assist them and people utilize tennis instructors to help them improve their game a cycling coach will take the guesswork out of your training and help to take you to the next level.
A personalized training program takes into account your uniqueness as a person in terms of fitness background, currently abilities, time restraints, illness, injury or other disruptions. A coach will help you to get ready for a specific event or type of event with a specific plan to meet those needs.
A coach will also provide feedback on how your training is going. The coach can often, as a person looking at the whole picture, identify problems and present solutions that the athlete may not be aware of. The coach will offer adjustments to the training plan as an athlete progresses or has set backs. The coach will also keep the athlete on track and to a plan. Coaching goes beyond merely writing a training plan. Coaching involves developing technical and race skills and strategies.
A coach will help the athlete set goals and select events for which the athlete is prepared. The coach will also challenge the athlete to push the envelope a bit and also can work with the athlete to hold back so as allow recovery and help avoid overtraining and injuries.
Sometimes just having someone to hold you accountable, or at least feeling that way, is a prime motivator in sticking to the training plan. Not convinced? Read some testimonials from some of my clients.