by Brianna "Brie" Walle, ALP Cycles Coaching
2020 is just around the corner! Our athletes are getting pumped thinking about next year; the races they want to win, making the podium and getting faster, better and stronger. This week's blog post is about how to set goals that are S.M.A.R.T.
The acronym "S.M.A.R.T," is often used in the realm of Physical Therapy (PT). PT's will work with their patients to create S.M.A.R.T goal(s) to essentially help them build: strength, mobility, and lead healthier, pain-free lives. S.M.A.R.T stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. The goal of S.M.A.R.T is to incorporate all of these criteria to help focus your efforts and increase your chances of achieving your goals.
What does this look like in the context of 2020 racing goals? Below is an example:
S.M.A.R.T. goal: To place top 5 at USA Individual Time-Trial Championships (Women's Pro)
S.M.A.R.T goal setting is a fantastic, organized way for an athlete and coach to create goals. Now is the perfect time to meet with your coach and start the process. Learn more about our coaching services here.
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ABOUT BRIANNA "BRIE" WALLE
Brie is originally from Portland, Oregon and comes from a multi-sport background. Alpine ski racing and cross-country running were her early specialties, but cycling has always been #1.
Brianna has close to a decade of racing experience, including Cyclocross. She joins us after racing 5 years on UCI international teams TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank and Optum Por Cycling p/b Kelley Benefit Strategies (currently known as "Rally Cycling"). She was a General Classification (G.C.) rider with strengths in individual and Team Time Trial. Her proudest moments include winning the 2016 North Star Grand Prix, 2014 Tour de Feminin (Czech), 2015 USA Team Time Trial National Championship and working for Mara Abbott (USA National Team) at the 2013 Giro Rosa.
Brianna specializes in: Road racing and tactics, cyclocross and exceptional communication skills.. She is looking forward to passing on her knowledge and assisting her athletes in reaching their full potential.
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, Shawn Heidgen, 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://alpcyclescoach
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