Why a Coach?
A coach can transform your life. One of our goals at The Fast Forward is to connect you with a coach to improve your overall health and prepare for competitive or challenging events. Having someone evaluate and shape your athletic pursuits should have a positive effect on the rest of your life. Stay tuned as we roll out our membership and coaching packages to make finding your coach and communicating with them an easy process . But first, why hire a coach?
- Trust - The right coach is an expert whose livelihood is based around your success
- Knowledge - Select a coach with experience and depth in the sport - from equipment and nutrition to racing and recovery there is much to learn from a good coach
- Motivation - a good coach understands how you are wired and provides inspiration and expectations. A coach will plan your workouts and workout cycles providing concrete goals with metrics that you'll want and can achieve. For many, simply failing to accomplish the workouts will serve as motivation
- Objective approach - by providing feedback and data your coach will tailor your workouts based on stress, travel and improvement. More importantly, a coach will keep your goals and expectations realistic and tangible
- Working smarter - managing the sequence of your workouts and levels of stress and recovery will help you feel less exhausted with optimal results
Pat's Note - My coach, Kris Auer, changed my life. I was fortunate to connect with Kris and now consider him a mentor beyond a coach. I credit him with much of my recent success in cycling and life. Upon hiring him as a coach, he evaluated my prior activity, learned about me as a person and shaped realistic achievements and expectations. Before Kris, I was attempting to coach myself, I later learned that my exhaustive rides and workouts were often counterproductive to my development. Even worse, I would end up blasted and useless for the rest of the day after a ride! I follow his program as closely as possible, providing feedback to shape future workouts and goals. My experience with Kris serves in part as inspiration for The Fast Forward.