We’ve all heard the saying “It’s just like riding a bike”. If the ability to ride a bike is etched in my memory from childhood and I spend hours a week cycling, why would I need coaching? The answer can be summed up into one word: TIME
- Have you ever heard a triathlete say “A faster race time isn’t that important to me”? I haven’t! Since the bike is the longest portion of a triathlon, improvement on the bike can yield the biggest gain in overall time. Minor adjustments to cycling technique can help performance greatly, but, how will you know what you need to adjust? Having the experienced eye of a coach can be invaluable!
2. Trying to juggle family, career, and training is an endurance sport on its own! Having a coach can put together a training plan to best use the time you have. There is a science to how hard, how far, and how often and one plan does not fit all.
3. There are times when we all need motivation! On the days when the last thing we feel like doing is climbing on our bikes, having the motivation and accountability from a coach can be just what you need! I have yet to meet someone who said they regretted training once they were finished.
Has a coach helped you improve your cycling? Are you a coach that would like to share some tips? We want to hear from you!
Interested in improving your bike performance? Look for our upcoming post on getting a bike fitting!