1. Assess Your Time Commitment
During our first conversation we will determine your personal level of time commitment that you have available towards your desired goals. From 5 hours a week to 30 hours a week to 4 days a week to 7 days a week of training, this is a must. Time restraints come in all forms; from starting and raising a family to graduate school obligations, working a 9-5pm, etc. The hours available for you that can be spent training and recovering will dictate how we set your training and performance goals. Ultimately, the biggest take away from our initial conversation is that we get to understand one another and see if we would be a good fit for each other moving forward.
2. Form a Vision
3. Set up Training Blocks
4. Athlete-Coach Communication
Regular communication is imperative for forward advancement in your overall goal. This can't be stressed enough. Logging workouts and staying up-to-date with your training log with comments and notes relative to the training are a part of the process in reaching the goals set for yourself. I will set up the training peaks training log for you if you decide to choose me as your performance coach (links with smart watches) after our first conversation. More important, a detailed log, with valuable information the best. I will give continual feedback based on any comments you make in workouts and races. The feedback that is taken and recieved will be a guiding basis for the weekly or bi-weekly phone conversations that is set-up upon request.
5. Executing and Performing
Race day has arrived! The preparation and the hours of work you have put into your training have been absorbed. Now is the time to go over any race strategy before the start of the competition. My philosophy on racing is pretty simple. Have fun and get the most out of yourself as you are your biggest competitor. If a more detailed plan is desired then this is something we discuss the week leading up to the competition. Pacing and nutrition strategies will be discussed in detail. After this conversation is complete it's time to relax, take it in, and look back on the journey you first started and get excited about the future to come.