The streets of Madison have been sprinkled with happy cyclists logging unexpected and welcomed winter miles. We have had a number unseasonably warm days so far this season and our science friends are calling 2015 the warmest year on record.
That all ends today, as we are being hit with our largest snow storm of the season to date. Fortunately, we are able to move training operations indoors. I coach a number of athletes who work at Trek Bicycle HQ in Waterloo, WI. It’s about a 30 minute drive through the country and the only traffic jam you’ll encounter en route is the occasional tractor. I’ve been lucky enough to coach cycling classes for Trek twice per week this winter again. Not only do they know about bikes, but they know how to ride them. Even indoors. I must apologize to the Train Dirty class, which follows my cycling class, as they are routinely left to work out in a hot, stinky room full of puddles of sweat (we clean up, I promise).
My non-Trek coached athletes have had the pleasure of enjoying 2-hour indoor cycling sessions at Paceline Indoor Cycling in Madison on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. One of these athletes recently posted his ride to Strava and titled it “Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering”. Sounds about right. They are a tough group.
We’ve been putting the miles in at the pool and taking some off-season time to really focus on technique and drills. Swimming in groups has been beneficial and we’ve pushed each other to finish sets when it just sounded better to go home and eat more Christmas cookies. I recently invested in an underwater GoPro camera, which I’ve used to film athletes and evaluate stroke technique. It’s been well worth the investment.
Lastly, PBC water bottles are in! Get your hydration situation in order for the 2016 season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase. They are $5 each.
Happy New Year to all. 2016 promises to be the best season yet.
I am excited to announce the official launch of Patrick Brady Coaching. Launching this team has been a dream of mine since I first started in endurance sports in 2007. Through the past couple years I have built a strong team of highly motivated and elite athletes who have found great success under my coaching style. I am very personally invested in the progression of my athletes. Their goals are my goals. I treat their success and their short falls as my own. Together, as a united team, we make PBC a reality.
Here at PBC, I use an analytical approach to training combined with a strong level of communication and accountability. I don’t write cookie cutter plans. Every athlete receives individualized and ever-evolving training programs based on their abilities, goals, schedules, and response to training stress. Whether you are looking for a coach who understands power based cycling training, heart rate training, or an RPE approach, PBC can do it all.
Thank you for visiting the website. Feel free to browse around to learn more about myself, the team, and my coaching philosophy.
Owner – PB Coaching, LLC
Cycling – Triathlon Coach | USAC III