In a previous post, I celebrated getting an opportunity to work with a coach. For years I have been reading various sources and incorporating workouts and ideas into my training, but it was not very well-planned and executed. My training was haphazard and random, and while I had some pretty good results in mountain bike races in the mid-90s, those were probably more the result of years in the saddle, some native skill and youthful exuberance.
I’m 58 now and have enough time and enough sense to know that to make the transition to road racing with the Masters Men, I would need to up my training game. So I contacted an old bike shop colleague to chat about a coach recommendation, and was delighted to have my friend, a long time cycling professional who has worked with many Pro-Tour and elite cyclists, offer to manage my training plan.Read More