LegSmith coaching plans draw on the latest in sport science and on long experience in competitive cycling to help you achieve your athletic goals.
Specialization. I focus on preparing cyclists for cross-country mountain bike races and for cyclocross (CX), In particular cyclocross is my specialty and I spend a lot of time thinking about, and testing out, workouts that a) train the intensity zones most used in CX and b) prepare athletes mentally for the rhythm and specific challenges that CX races pose.
My coaching philosophy is this: I take a) a client's competition and season goals and b) their time available and try to build the most effective annual, monthly, and weekly training plans accordingly. I'd start by asking you to complete a questionnaire and to do an in-take fitness test (usually 15 minute and 3-4 minute max effort tests) and I use those initial data to craft a customized set of power/heart rate zones and an annual training plan outline. Based on those I put together a month of training at a time, building clients to their highest priority events and with an eye to accomplishing 1 or 2 peak periods per year.
LegSmith Coaching Plans
I have two coaching levels: Level 1 is semi-customized in the sense that the in-take is all personally crafted to individuals but with less later one-on-one and daily/weekly feedback. This level is $75 per month. Level 2 is the fully customized coaching plan. I do all the personalized in-take and test data analysis as with level 1 but also am free on an unlimited basis by email or phone for modifications as needed and for more frequent power zone updating, etc. This level is $125 per month.
I have some athletes who move back and forth between levels--during their priority race season they do full custom, during off season they go level 1. I also have athletes who stay full time in each level, so I am happy to be flexible in terms of what clients want.
Training Volume at LegSmith
I have no minimum number of hours in terms of what I "require" clients to put to training. I have done the most focused coaching with masters' athletes, and am flexible with them because, like me, most of them have full time jobs, families and multifaceted commitments beyond cycling. I have some clients who are able to commit as many as 18 hours a week to training, and I have some who can do no more than 8 in a good week. Bottom line is if you want to work with me we'll figure out how to maximize the effectiveness of the time you can train.