When you join Holmes Cycling we first of all setup an initial consultation. This will ideally be face to face or if necessary can be done remotely by phone or internet. This allows us to understand your previous cycling experience, current level of fitness and future ambitions. This initial session also allows us to get to know you before we start working together. If you live in the North West I am likely to suggest we go for a ride together for the consultation so I can see first hand the type of rider you are.
As a result of the initial consultation we can help set your overall goals and create a periodised training plan. We take a broad view of all areas where we feel improvements can be gained and we like to think long term. In addition we also arrange some testing to identify your personal training zones using Heart rate and Power.
We use Training Peaks to set session plans and these are emailed to you each day. These contain full details of your planned workouts so there will been confusion about exactly what you need to do each day - which sometimes might be to rest! We use Training Peaks to not only structure your training but also to analyse it and provide continuous feedback. Training Peaks web based software is the best way to manage your training and monitor how well you are responding to the workouts.
We believe that communication is at the centre of successful coaching. We encourage all our athletes to give us feedback after each workout to monitor progress more effectively. Your coach will give you feedback each week and overall progress will be reviewed each month.
We use Training Peaks to support every stage of our coaching. This provides us with powerful tools for planning, tracking and analysis. In addition we use Training Peaks to provide you feedback after your workout. Once set, you can simply download the details of your workout onto compatible devices such a Garmin or other divice and go training!
In addition to Training Peaks we also use WKO4 to anayse your training in even greater detail. This software helps pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses as well as tracking changes in your fitness.