September 25, 2016
By: Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching
As ALP coaches, we continually look for ways to make our ALP athletes (ALPletes) better, faster, and stronger. We want them to be the best they can possibly be.
Personally, when I think back to my racing and training career, I wish I had known many of the things I now know as a coach. So, that lead me to think of ways we can teach our athletes this 'high performance' knowledge so they can raise their game to the next level. With some brain storming we have come up with a new training/learning/teaching camp. The ALP Cycles High Performance Camp.
A long weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in Boulder, Colorado where we dial in bike fit, proper training and recovery methods, strength training form and exercises, determine weakness and start to fix those, and make sure each and every athelte is 100% prepared to kick ass in 2017. Oh, and we ride our bikes a fair amount too.
-We will have a strength training (form and mobility) session at Revo in Boulder.
-Each person will have a bike fit complete with EMG- electro myography (this determines what muscles are firing and which are not) at Revo.
- A sports psychology talk about confidence and performance at the next level of competition
- A sports nutrition, recovery, and supplement talk
- On bike skills and drills
- Motor Pacing
- Technique training for sprinting, climbing, cornering, and descending
- Race tactics and more! It'll be a packed full 4 days.
$425 ($500 non-ALPlete)- covers bike fit, talks, on bike coaching and training, etc. Does not cover food, lodging, travel, etc.
This is a very small, hands on camp. We are limited to 8 riders. However, the sports nutrition, recovery and supplement talk (October 20th) will be open to all ALPletes. If you are interested, let us know ASAP so we can save your spot. A $200 deposit will be due October 1st with payment in full by October 15th.
Alison Powers only recently retired from cycling, finishing her final season on the UnitedHealthcare Women’s Team. Her career has spanned a wide array of wins, including the 2013 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship where she won in memorable fashion by soloing after an early breakaway that obliterated the pro women’s peloton. Other standout results during the 33-year-old’s 2013 season include the win at Redlands Bicycle Classic, second at the Tour of Elk Grove, third at the US National Road Championship and the US National Time Trial Championship, and stage wins at Cascade Classic, Tulsa Tough, Tour of the Gila and Redlands Bicycle Classic. Hailing from Fraser, Colorado, Powers has been racing bikes professionally for eight years and is a true athlete with her career beginning as a teenager in mountain bike racing. In her mid 20s, she added in alpine ski racing before switching over to the road. In addition to being the current Criterium National Champion, Powers has two other national championships (Time Trial, Team Pursuit) and 2 NRC titles (2009, 2013).
About ALP Cycles Coaching
ALP Cycles Coaching is located in the mountains of Colorado, and is a cycling coaching company with over 25 years of professional sports experience. ALP Cycles Coaching is unique in that we have 4 coaches, Alison Powers, Jennifer Triplett, and Patricia Schwager who each brings her own coaching strengths and personal experiences. We work together to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Visit them online at http://alpcyclescoaching.com
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