Why is it a good gift?
Now that you have a smart trainer and power data, what next? Hiring a coach might be the next step in achieving your goals for 2018. For more on the how and why of hiring a coach, see this Training Tuesday column by Chris Mayhew.
Coaches help provide accountability and structure for athletes. They also help working cyclists optimize their limited training time. They cannot do the actual work for you, but they can provide a roadmap for reaching your goals in 2018.
Who is it a good gift for?
Cyclists can benefit from coaching for different reasons.
erhaps your favorite cyclist needs the motivation to get on the trainer during the winter. They could benefit from the accountability.
Or maybe he or she just upgraded to Cat 2 and needs to gain an edge to compete in the P/1/2 fields.
Or perhaps you have seen your loved one overtrain and turn in a season of bad results.
Coaching can help provide the guidance necessary to make sure 2018 is a successful season of riding.
Your recipient’s possible reaction?
“Next year is the year I get on that podium.”
Price: Prices vary greatly based on the coach and level of attention desired. A ballpark figure to start from is $150/month.