1:1 COACHING

HOLISTIC PERFORMANCE CYCLE COACHING

A PROVEN FRAMEWORK TO TAKE YOU FROM WHERE YOU ARE
TO ULTRA EVENT FIT

Can I tell you a secret?...............
You don't have to spend every waking hour on your bike when you're training for a long distance cycling event
Wait, WHAT?? I hear you say....
It's true, honest
Tell me more I hear you ask.......
I will....

WOMEN ARE NOT SMALL MEN

I don't mean to state the obvious, but women are not small men. Our physiologies are different. Training in the same way doesn't always get the same results. You've probably seen training plans, read blogs, heard stories, seen Strava profiles, of people racking up impressive miles in preparation for a long distance Audax or ultra event. You'll see the science telling you this is to develop your fat burning ability.

Guess what?...... women are already amazing fat burners! Our bodies are built for burning fat. This is one of the reasons why you are starting to see more and more women finishing in the top 5 of long distance events. Now we have more women entering these types of events, it's becoming evident that we excel at them!

This also means the advice for 'carb loading' before an event and the recommended number of gels you're supposed to consume every hour on the bike isn't really relevant for our bodies. You can train your bodies to move towards using carbohydrates for energy, but that does not work in our favour, and could have long term health consequences.

SO HOW SHOULD YOU TRAIN?

There are other factors we need to focus on to get you ultra event fit.
 
How to make going faster easier

How to fit training into your busy schedule

How to overcome that imposter syndrome

Developing a nutrition plan that works for you

How to build our confidence and resilience

How to prepare your body for spending day after day in the saddle

How to to ensure you don't burn out, and arrive fresh and motivated on the start line

WORKING ONE TO ONE WITH ME MEANS:

Working together to create a training schedule that fits around your life and commitments, using training sessions suitable for your body and goals, using a proven framework that gets results, identifying and working with your strengths and weaknesses. Most importantly it means prioritising your mental and physical health, for your event and beyond.

What is Performance Coaching?

from £180 pm

  • personalised training plan
  • monthly zoom catch ups
  • 24-48 response on WhatsApp
  • includes Training Peaks Premium
  • event nutrition advice

THE UNFAIR TIME DISADVANTAGE

I know, you are way too busy to be training for a long distance event..... Your todo list is a mile long! I've been there, I understand. Full time work, family commitments, a social life, a house to maintain. You might wear ALL the hats, mother, carer, dog walker, life coach, events coordinator, litter tray cleaner, house manager, gardener, window cleaner, laundry washer, dish washer, cook, ........ ALL the things to all the people..... Then there's helping to run your local cycling club, charity board position, maybe you're leading rides at the weekend too! Women are good at multitasking we're told. Well, our society has been training us for multitasking our whole lives! We see our female role models juggling all the responsibilities and feel that expectation to always say yes too. I know I'm very guilty of this. I especially feel a responsibility to turn up for everything that crosses my path to ensure there is representation of a little diversity in our cycling related spaces and platforms. I've learned the hard way that this actually makes you less effective. Sometimes yes to someone else is saying no to yourself (jeez that sounds cheesy, but it is true).

It's ok to say no

It's ok to delegate

It's ok to make time for what you want to do, that serves you and makes you feel good

This is my grandmother, in 2018, proudly holding the Redbridge CC Clubman (yeh, don't get me started!) Cup that was awarded to me for contributions to the club. At the time I was running a full time business, as well as live in carer for my grandmother, who had Multiple Sclerosis, parent to a beautiful greyhound, a club committee member, organising events and time trials for the club as well as leading women only intro rides.

All the hats . . . . . . . 

Want to know more?

Book a 20 minute call with me to see if we're a good fit

THE STRESS BUCKET

In order to maintain a healthy mind and body the stress bucket needs to be regularly emptied and prevented from overflowing  

Things that fill the stress bucket:

  • WORK LIFE 
  • TRAINING STRESS 
  • FAMILY STRESS 
  • LACK OF SLEEP & REST 
  • POOR DIET

Things that empty the stress bucket:

  • FUN RIDES WITH FRIENDS 
  • QUALITY SLEEP 
  • MEDITATION 
  • ACTIVITIES THAT BRING YOU JOY 
  • NUTRITIOUS DIET

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