I am fortunate that get to ride my bike in many beautiful locations around the world. Many times I am introduced to young emerging elite athletes like 16yr old, Petra during @ridetherocks I was impressed with her bike handling skills for all forms of bike racing bmx, road, track and mountain bike and her motivation for taking action. I hear many people tell young athletes “don’t worry about your results yet, you’re learning and next year you will be better and more experienced”. I have been coaching for many, many years and it is my experience that they should be concerned about their results unless they just want to be a “Kardashian Pro”. Being concerned and worried about your race results is what drives life changing actions so you’re fully ready for your opponents. So I prefer to advise athletes to don’t count on waiting till next year when in the thick of the action don’t hesitate...attack! Many championships have been won by first-time athletes who never had a world champion or Olympic experience before but had the guts to go for it...you many never ever be where you are right now so go for it!
Come ride along the world-class roads of the Santa Ynez Valley, enjoying beautiful countryside views, uninterrupted miles around vineyards, and the extraordinary climb up Figueroa Mountain this November 10th at the 2018 CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo! Sign up here trainright.com
If you haven’t already heard, CTS Coaches and Athletes had a great day at the Dirty Kanza 200 for yet another year in a row.
CTS Coach Kaitie Keough won the women’s race and past winners and CTS Athletes Amanda Nauman and Alison Tetrick rounded out the women’s podium. It doesn’t get much better than that. :) This is now the 7th year in a row that a CTS Athlete has stood on the top step in the women’s race! This track record has little to do with luck.
These athletes started months before the race working with their coach to develop a plan that had them roll up to the start line completely prepared. They put in the long, hard miles to prepare physically and mentally for the unique demands of Dirty Kanza.
You might not have aspirations of winning the Dirty Kanza 200, but maybe you want to see your power numbers increase this summer and move a little higher up in the results at your next race.
Maybe you have no interest in racing at all and just want to complete an upcoming gran fondo.
Or you don’t have any events on the horizon and just want to live a healthier life like CTS Athlete John Monahan: “At 67, I'm naturally concerned about my cardio health, especially since my father died from a heart attack at age 62. So, I was quite inspirited when, last Friday, my physician informed me I have the heart of a 20-year-old.
I attribute much of this good news to the coaching I have been receiving from Dave McIntosh, which is coming up on two years as I recall. The hard intervals he gives me twice weekly have yielded manifest results.
Now, I realize CTS seems all about achieving athletic goals, but I'd have you consider the fact that Dave is helping me achieve a healthy longevity goal--he's helping an old man live longer, to put it bluntly. Frankly, I can't think of a better goal than this for anyone.” Whatever your goal is, CTS Coaches can help you get there. Our methods have proven effective year after year with every type of athlete - whether you’re a pro or a 67 year old athlete trying to improve his heart health.
Edwards to Steamboat is one of my favorite rides in Colorado and got to it with two of my favorite people @marakatherineabbott and Charlie Livermore...yes, Mara climbs better than Charlie and I...and just about everyone else in world who rides a bike :) #ridetherockies