Yeah, the truth hurts, but before someone else gets injured, hit by a car, or worse killed, someone has to call out the fool who calls themselves a coach while putting novices out on open roads and instructing them to train like sport or expert level athletes.
If that wasn’t enough, that athlete who was new to cycling had an accident during that training session… and it still didn’t dawn on the coach or the club that their ‘Intro’ program was inappropriate for novices and instead was a bootcamp style program designed to try and cram a year’s worth of triathlon training into a matter of weeks.
You want injury, illness, to crash while cycling, then find a coach who knows nothing more than how to write workouts and you will have all of it in spades. The internet is loaded with these sorts of coaches… you won’t have a hard time finding one at all.
You want to explore your potential, your ability to consistently perform at your peak… then find a coach who refuses to drive an athlete beyond their current capacity, a coach who focuses on skill acquisition, on technique training, on base building, and encourages competing at the entry level of the sport until the athlete has a solid solid solid foundation.
Let me save you some time… if you are a ‘bucket list’, ‘a PR or ER’, or ‘Ironman or bust’ athlete, then you will not find what you are looking for @TOETT. The coaches @TOETT care enough about an athlete’s emotional, mental and physical health that we will refuse to help an athlete bent on pursuing a goal inappropriate for their level of skill, experience, and training; however, we will help any athlete willing to invest in taking the time to learn, to develop, to improve, the energy and effort they need to achieve their fullest potential.
For athletes who want workouts… you have the internet.
TOETT is for athletes who are not in pursuit of medals, ribbons, or podiums first, but who seek self-knowledge. But HEY, we ain’t stupid, we’ll take all the medals, ribbons, and podiums that happen to come along as we explore and strive to live out our fullest potential.
Happy Training… at least I hope it is.