The recipe is simple. Pain, misery and agony leads to honour, glory and VICTORY. That's why the world's best coaches have their athletes continue to ride indoors throughout the summer.
We spoke to Experts in Suffering and asked them to share their thoughts on why #SUFFER365 - the idea of using our structured, high-intensity workouts throughout the year - is a critical ingredient to becoming a TOTAL BADASS.
Grant Holicky is the Head Cyclocross and Swim Coach at Apex Coaching and the Aquatics Director at RallySport Health and Fitness both in Boulder, CO. Grant is a former collegiate swimmer and professional triathlete and now an avid masters road and cyclocross racer. He has been coaching swimming, cycling and multisport in some capacity for the past 20 years. Grant is a member of the USA Swimming national team and the Director Sportif of EVOL Elite Racing in Boulder, CO.
Colin Sturgess is the 1989 World professional pursuit Champion, 1990 British National professional road race Champion, Commonwealth Games medallist, Olympic finalist, 18 times National champion, British National Record holder at: 1000m, 3000m, 4000m, 5000m, Team Pursuit, 10m TT. Colin is also winemaker – he's know to make a killer Chardonnay! Colin Sturgess is a coach at Dig Deep Coaching.
Breeze Brown is a registered dietician with a Masters Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is a cycling instructor at RallySport and at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine where she leads women-only Sufferfest classes. Breeze launched Breeze Bars in 2009 and has grown from a kitched-sized operation to one with a network of 100 retailers. Follow Breeze Bars on Twitter and on Facebook.
Chris Soper is the owner of Soper Performance Coaching and a qualified British Cycling Level 3 Road & Time Trial Coach. Soper Performance Coaching offers personalised cycling coaching designed around the goals of the athlete, as well as power and heart rate testing, nutritional advice, sports psychology and goal setting and anti-doping information. Check out Soper Performance Coaching on Facebook.
Alasdair Garnett is the cycling coach (and joint owner with his wife Gretha) at The Practice which is a high performance and rehabilitation facility based in Linden, Johannesburg. He has won several national Road Cycling titles and is now a certified UCI and TrainingPeaks Coach. Alasdair coaches’ athletes on all levels from those competing in their first race to those aiming to secure a national titles.
David Davis has a BS in Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), ACSM-Exercise is Medicine (EIM) credential, USA Cycling Certified Coach and Race Official. He runs D2 Performance Fitness and Sports Performance and has coached athletes since 2005. Follow DD on Twitter & Facebook or visit his website.
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