Importance of Training with iLevels in WKO4
Pinnacle Coaching iLevels 1
You have the power meter, head unit, and ability to auto sync your data to Training Peaks, WKO4, Strava and many other online tools using your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities, but are you maximizing these tools and more importantly the information you’re gathering? At its very core training with power is an extremely precise way of quantifying your individual strengths and limiters as those attributes align to the demands of your...
To be The BEST
2017 USAC Masters National Road Race Championships: File Analysis
The 2017 Masters National competition is complete and the champions have been crowned with the coveted stars and stripes jersey. The file analysis contained here is specific to Owen Shott who was kind enough to share his file and Pinnacle athlete Alex Zambrana. Owen won the 35-39 road race in decisive fashion and Alex won the 45-49 crit. As amateurs we readily have access to blogs and articles...
Podium or Pack Finish
After viewing hundreds of files associated with podium finishes, it was evident that there are similar trends among top finishers. In order to achieve a podium finish, it is essential that riders are able to effectively analyze their own files. The information below will equip you with the knowledge to analyze your personal files. Once you understand your own files, you can make adjustments to your training, in turn yielding better race results. However, before a rider...
We have entered a new cycling season. Entering a new season requires the development of a training plan that will enable you to perform your best all year long. As you progress through the season, it’s natural to begin to favor certain facets of your training, but neglect others that may be just as important. People have a natural propensity to focus on tasks and training areas that they are already good at. This generally occurs because you enjoy...
It's all about the foundation
It’s winter in Florida which means it’s time to change your training regime. Like you, I want to spend more time on my bike. I want to become more fit and use the winter season to provide a solid foundation for the 2016 racing season. However, in the process of developing my off season training plan it is important I am strategic in order to prevent peaking in January. Off-season training is essential. Key elements...
A good coach improves your ‘game.’ A great coach improves your life. Sign on with Patrick Sansbury, and you just might get more than you bargained for! He is a coach that believes in the abilities of his athletes, more than they do at times. His philosophy is to live in the process while helping us to attain our goals. The unforeseen bonus is that the process changes YOU for the better along the way.
With a forthright style coated in genuine affection for his athletes, Patrick is unparalleled in his knowledge of training with power and is like a surgeon in the precision of the training plans he creates for your individual needs. My initial goals of understanding training with power, increasing my speed and power on the bike, and becoming a smarter racer were met and exceeded.
After being hit by a car in 2016 and being blessed to be alive, Patrick said you will come back even stronger. And this I did. A coach and athlete team is a powerful force. Trust the process. Do the work. If you have what it takes to be committed to a plan even when it sucks, then this man will get you where you want to go. Think of what you would like to achieve, and he will provide the path to get you there.
I still can’t believe it … I’m a USA National Champion but my coach Patrick at pinnacle coaching always did. This has been a two-year focus adding half a dozen state titles and the fastest time trial posted in all categories this year.
I’m a long-time cyclist; and although I’ve been successful, I have also been unpredictable. Pinnacle coaching provided me with the structure, discipline, and realistic profile of my capabilities. With that structure came a new sense of awareness that has changed me in profound ways.
It has transcended physically, psychologically and in a spiritual strength. Having have had many coaches over the years I feel a sense of gratitude in the professionalism and invested approach provided.
Alex Zambrana, 2017 National Champion
I have enjoyed the sport more and have been able to reach my goals in events. I … would not have without the strength and confidence the Pinnacle program has helped me gain.
The biggest lessons I’ve learned was how to be consistent and it paid off with a GC win — something I’ve never done before …
This was the first race I wasn’t just satisfied with just finishing but actually trying to go for the podium. Thank you for all that you have done!