1. Holding You Accountable
Even the most self-motivated athletes benefits from accountability. When someone like me is going to ask you why you skipped your workout or didn't finish your last interval or set you’re more likely to get it done. This shouldn’t be viewed as punishment, but more that we are in this together. I’m using my time and experience to design a program that will lead you to success. For the program to work, I need you to do your part, which means doing the workouts, eating right, going to sleep, and communicating with me. (Something I tell my athletes almost daily).
#2 Seeing the Big Picture
For athletes, the Big Picture encompasses events later in the season, the highlight of your athletic career, the impact of your training on your relationships, job, and your overall happiness. Your commitment to training and goals is big, but sometimes you get so wrapped up in the details of this week that you don’t see potential consequences waiting for you down the road by missing a training session. That’s not a failing on your part, it’s the nature of training. I want you to be focused on right now and the details of the days ahead. My job is to help you see the big picture so you can make decisions that are good for your performance, your relationships, and your career (especially if you are a racer)
#3 Understanding the data
Yes, I know you have a Trainingpeaks account and have read a lot of books. I have Turbotax and a bunch of finance books, but that doesn’t make me a CPA. I’m not saying you can’t analyze your data well, I’m saying I can interpret your data with more detail and experience. In most areas of your life, you seek experience and expertise when it comes to almost anything outside of your own expertise. Think about your choices in doctors, lawyers, accountants, and even auto mechanics. Apply the same to training, especially since it’s something you’re passionate about, invested in, and spending a lot of time and money pursuing (MotorSports Racing is significantly more expensive than all endurance sports combined, so why wouldn't you want to invest in the most important piece of equipment on the track,YOU!).
Invest in yourself to meet your goals, no matter what they are. Sometime this summer you’ll look back and wonder why you hadn’t done it sooner. - Isaac Gredinberg Fit For Speed