All training programs will be designed by me personally, not by an intern or less experienced coach. I do not give canned pre-written plans to clients.
After I receive the initial payment and questionnaire and we address any questions or concerns, I will send out your initial training block and instructions. The blocks are typically 4 weeks long.
Its important that you communicate with me during these blocks. This can be done a variety of ways. Most clients fill out an excel template training diary which I provide, and send it to me weekly for review. Some clients prefer to only send me a text e-mail or report by phone.
I also have clients who use the trainingpeaks.com website. This website allows for uploads of power and heart rate data if the client prefers to utilize this. There is also a full training diary which allows me to view your daily workouts and prescribe your training sessions through the site (there is an additional fee payable to trainingpeaks.com to utilize this website).
There is no set requirement from me as to the method of reporting, nor is training with power a requirement, however I encourage it. Monitoring and reporting training shouldn’t be a burden; however consistent feedback allows my service to be of more value to you.
Sometimes the program requires a change in the middle of a block due to travel, illness, etc. There is no problem to do this. I may also change your plan during a block based on your response to training. I urge clients to convey any travel plans or anticipated training interruptions so I can build this into the plan.
You may contact me as often as you like. The easiest way to contact me is via e-mail and most messages are returned within 24 hours. Phone calls are accepted also.