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Reccomend A Coach(5 posts)

Reccomend A Coachtrijunior
Dec 22, 2003 4:41 PM
I have decided to hire a coach. I would like to spend 100 or less on the month. Any reccomendations? Any CTS experiences with the 99$ program?

re: Reccomend A CoachAFrizzledFry
Dec 23, 2003 8:06 AM
consider Wenzel coaching.

i've been happy with them so far- this is only my second month, but i'm enjoying myself and have already cut weight i didn't think i ever could(i've always been skinnny, but their dieting and exercise program helped me lose 5 pounds. trust me, if you saw me you'd realize that that is quite a bit. i'm just under 150 now). my associate coach is Christian Williams. Good guy. Knows alot.

re: Reccomend A Coachasgelle
Dec 23, 2003 8:54 AM
Before using an online coach, I would search for someone local who can actually observe your riding and racing. Also, you can plan training rides much better with someone familiar with your local roads. I've tried it both ways and found the advantages of having someone local was far greater than what you gained from a "name" on-line service. That said, I used Wenzel coaching for two years and was very happy with them. I've also been impressed by what I've seen from Peaks Coaching Group.
re: Reccomend A Coachpalewin
Dec 23, 2003 7:39 PM
If you have a USCF racing license (I suspect you do not) you can try the CTS Perform (the $99/month package) for one month free. I've just finished my 2nd month (i.e. I liked the free month and have decided to continue) and find it worthwhile. You get 2 hours/month phone/email time from your coach, which actually is a lot more than I'm using at this time of year. I find that the schedule has me riding fewer hours right now than I would on my own, but much more structure to the workouts. Obviously I can't say how well it works until sometime in the racing season, but everyone I know who has used CTS for a while has positive things to say. I believe that an "on site" coach could help more with race tactics, but for basic training, I think the email route works well, as long as you provide feedback to the coach, and do the "self-tests" when asked. (Heck, a lot of the pros work with their coaches by email, so we're not really testing new ground!)
Dec 24, 2003 8:02 AM
I do have a uscf license and as such I believe I can get 25% off CTS from then on as well, that seems to be a good route to go.

Thanks alot