Discovering the factors and methods behind successfully building one's fitness is a fulfilling adventure that takes years, but helping other athletes make those same discoveries is much more satisfying on a daily basis. You can see it in their eyes, you can here it in their voice; they are accomplishing their goals faster than they thought possible, they are feeling better than they thought they would, they are making the 2012 season their own.
During our weekly Skype sessions, my Toque Torque coaching clients and I discuss a wide array to topics but my favorite moment is after reading their training journal comments, I ask about the week's details. Their faces light up, sometimes jumbling for words they finally burst with enthusiasm with the details of their latest successful interval. They share the sensations in the legs or how they can't believe how fast their heart rate recovered, or the funny and quirky inner dialogues they discussed with themselves as the pain cranked up and the interval clock wound down. They share the realization that the intense focus, aiming all of their daily stress into these short and hard intervals establishes a well-grooved outlet, which upon the completion of the workout quickly leaves them with a quiet sense of contentment, a great feeling achievement, an endorphic emotion of accomplishment.
And it's not only them that get excited though, I'm jumping up and down too! I feel like I'm on the sidelines at a cyclocross race, going nuts. I get as much of an endorphin rush out of hearing their training stories as I would telling those stories myself. I guess enthusiasm is infectious and Skype is a powerful tool.
Lizzie Peterson: 1st Women's C @ WWU RR (March 17th)
Molly Blust: 2nd Women's B @ UW RR (March 25th)
Lizzie Peterson: 4th Women's C @ UW RR (March 25th)
Lizzie Peterson: 5th Women's B @ UM RR (April 7th)
Phillip has been smashing the collegiate scene in Colorado and now is getting some great momentum heading into Conference Finals and Road Nationals in May. Zac in building his intervals each week and ready to start racing this week at Kings Valley and the Rose Garden (Portland, Oregon), while my newest client Thomas is busy with final exams but battling the Canadian weather in Saskatoon, Manitoba and gaining awesome momentum for his first race of the season in two weeks..gravel Roubaix style!
I am still taking on new clients for this season so please read more at the Toque Torque page
. Please note however that I am in the middle of restructuring my coaching services which will apply for all new clients as of April 15th. Existing clients will enjoy current rates until the season is complete on September 30th.
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