Why Feedback is So Important

The coach/athlete relationship is built upon communication. We use training peaks as a simple form of communicating with our athletes on a daily basis. The task of completing your workout, uploading it, and writing a review of that days efforts, feelings, and emotions can be easily done, with the simple clicks of a button, and a […]

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Coach’s Corner: Plan, Prepare, Perform

Training sessions and racing doesn’t always happen inside temperature controlled indoor velodromes – sometimes it’s freezing, windy, rainy, and miserable. And there’s nothing worse than standing out there in a short sleeve and shorts, shivering like a plucked chicken. Whether I was training or racing, there are a few essentials I always packed. Notably, I […]

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Coach’s Corner – The Perfect Season

After living in LA for 5 years I had started to forget the many different meanings to the word “season”. In SoCal, regardless of the application, the season is always perpetual. The weather is always consistent and has only slight variations. The racing goes year round between multiple disciplines so there is always somewhere to […]

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Coach’s Corner – Driven to Win

With the Elite World Championships starting tomorrow, and the Rio Olympics only a few months away, it’s easy to get consumed with dreams and fantasies of winning each of our own “BIG” races. Picturing ourselves crossing the line a mere few millimeters in front of our rivals and claiming our medal/jersey/flowers in front of our […]

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Coach’s Corner – Being Yourself

While I was growing up in this sport, I focused a lot on other athletes. I focused on what they were doing, what they looked like, how big/small they were, and what equipment they were riding. I became obsessed with my body image, changing how I acted and looked, and doing what I saw others […]

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Coach’s Corner – The Concept of TIME

Anytime I think about “time” I usually get some bad rendition of Time is on My Sideby the Rolling Stones or Fly Like an Eagle by Seal stuck in my head for what seems like an eternity. Walk around with those, or any song about time, stuck in your head all day and you’ll most certainly hate the […]

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