Training Programs & Coaches
1“…experience will tell the coach what is physically realistic and… [the coach] needs that subjectivity to balance the non-organic objectivity of science.” Erin Hartwell, Track Coach, Olympic Medalist
For road cyclists, now is the time to begin laying a firm foundation for future fitness and performance. After rest and focus on other aspects of life and exercise, getting back to the bike even in wintry conditions is welcomed. Now is the time to re-set in several areas: gather current data, set up new parameters, start a fresh approach to training.
Without exception, everybody needs advice in this community. We seek wise counsel for everything from blood work to bike clubs. The riding itself especially needs an experienced guide. Today’s good coach is both scientist and artist, who evaluates all currently known measures and applies them in consideration of personal experience, the myriads of variables associated with the pursuit of cycling, as well as you – its unique participant.
To produce the Training Plan is a small part of coaching. What seems like black and white in a training journal is in fact a textured, living masterpiece in an interactive coach-athlete relationship. This master plan needs to be an organic work in progress. Ultimate success for the soundest regimen is dependent in large part on mutual trust between rider and advisors. Building rapport is the first step in taking responsibility for another’s welfare, and the best relationships start with agreement about what’s to be accomplished. The twin privileges of objective correction and subjective insight can then be exchanged between rider and coach melding fact and feeling to craft beautiful works-in-progress and even winning performances.
Prayer for Training Program, Coaches
“Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed.” 2Proverbs 15:22
We are thankful for the abundant resources for smart training that exist today. We confess we are sometimes either confused by what seems like conflicting methods or are stubborn in admitting that we need directions to find the best approaches to successful form. We ask for wise counsel and blessing on coaches and training programs.
Ponder Am I seeking advice from experts for fitness improvements? Affirm I can make steady gains with the right advice. Watch how straight a crooked road becomes with an expert ally to guide and affirm your accomplishments.
1Erin Hartwell is a multiple Olympic and World Champion medalist on the track. As a coach, he is quoted here on www.wenzelcoaching.com, one of many coaching associations in America. Perhaps the best known of these groups is Carmichael Training Systems www.trainright.com due to founder Chris Carmichael’s affiliation with Lance Armstrong. Hunter Allen’s Peaks Coaching Group also is producing a stable of performers and is an innovator for applied Powermeter data, www.peakscoachinggroup.com. Or look me up at www.bethleasure.com