by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching
(Photo above taken before COVID-19 outbreak)
In the past two weeks, life has drastically changed. We’ve gone from excitement for the race season and ready to test our fitness and hard work, to being holed up at home and unable to see our friends and family. Our lives have been turned upside down.
For us, at ALP Cycles, the community is very important. We have a family of athletes, coaches, and race team members and their families who are honorable ALP members. While we don’t know what lies ahead in the coming weeks/months, we do know that we want to stay connected with our ALP community.
Everyone has worked hard over the winter months to get better, faster, and stronger. There’s no reason to let go of that fitness, even if we are stuck at home. Us coaches have come up with strategies to stay connected to our community, virtually, and stay fit (or gain fitness) during this time.
This morning, Thursday, Coach Jennifer Sharp is leading a Zwift ride. Perfect timing, as here in Colorado it is now snowing, so we are inside anyway.
In addition to coaching, Jennifer is also a certified Yoga instructor and she recorded a 35min yoga video that our community (and you) can do at home.
I (coach Alison Powers) recorded an at-home strength workout you can do using your own body weight, a chair, and a stair (black and white dog optional). This workout will definitely help you gain strength and enter the race season stronger.
ABOUT ALISON POWERS
Now retired from racing, Alison Powers is the only person, in history, to win all three road discipline National Championships in one year (Road, Criterium and Time Trial - 2014). These go along with two previous national championships (Time Trial 2008, Team Pursuit 2008), two National Racing Calendar titles, and a 2nd place at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race (2013, 7:26hrs). Today she is the owner of ALP Cycles Coaching where she teaches road, cyclocross, and mountain bike clinics, and high performance race preparation and tactics. Alison is also team director for ALP Cycles Racing, a professional women's road and cyclocross team based in Boulder, Colorado.
ALP Cycles Coaching
Colorado-based ALP Cycles Coaching has over 25 years of professional sports experience. Each coach brings specific strengths and personal experiences to coaching sessions while collaborating to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Learn more at alpcyclescoaching.com
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