Just back from an amazing experience riding the Maratona del Dolomites .. I was taken over by two of my athletes , Grahame and Rachael Coleman ..
The GREAT news is that Rachael improved on her 2015 time for the short route and she is a complete Newbie and has only been with me since August 2015 and has a very, very demanding job, so time to train has been very limited at times. Rachael, however, has remained completely focused on trying to better her Maratona time from 2015 and , jeez ,has she improved ?.. She went exactly ONE HOUR quicker this year and still had force in her legs as she proved when she missed a gear change with 150 metres to go and put her rear mech into her spokes and ripped the rear mech off the drop out , smashing it and the drop out … Luckily her brother swapped bikes fore the last 100 metres and he carried her bike over the line ..
AN AMAZING RIDE AND JUST SHOWS HOW MUCH COACHING PAYS OFF ….
A nice testimonial from Rachael …
“Having only taken up cycling 18 months ago, I was delighted to be able to complete the Maratona this year, taking an hour off last year’s time. Training with Dave has made a huge difference to my performance – no more wasted effort and miles. Tailor made weekly training plans specifically aligned to achieving my goals, even with limited training time during the week has delivered great results. His style is straightforward, professional and exudes the experience that comes from a lifetime of cycling.”