[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”47″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In”][vc_column_text]On Wednesday 9th September I traveled North Bristol to have my first meeting with my new main coach, Peter from EPiC coaching. Peter is my main contact point with my coaching team (there are three coaches in total looking after me).
Over the current season we had become aware of the need to step up my coaching input, and I had already worked a little with Peter over last winter, and had seen him at Castle Combe and the Regional Omniumns. Epic have some really good riders on board, and so I was delighted and excited to have the chance to start working under their guidance.
The meeting was good and Peter asked lots of questions to learn more about me, and was happy to coach me and help me develop. We discussed my aims and my plans for the following season and the long term, and day to day life schedule was looked at so as to make the coaching plan achievable.
So far I am a couple of weeks of the coaching, and am finding it good fun. I like being told what I’ve got to do, as before if I didn’t fancy something then I migh have had a rest or done something else, but now I have to do the correct session. I am doing more road riding and have even ridden out alone a couple of times (much to my Grandparents horror ). I have also completed a FTHR test, which nearly made me sick, but to mums delight I wasn’t!
Other sessions have included a chain gang, pedaling technique practice, and working in HR Zones, these are set out for me each day via a Training Peaks account, and I then upload the data from my GPS/HR computer when I have completed each activity. Each ride is slightly different but all have the same outcome of building my base and power output.
It’s going well and I’m looking forward to future months of training and competing with EPiC coaching.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]