I have talked in previous posts about how I have been training with a group led by a triathlon coach, Lesley Kruzel. She has formalized this group into Team Endurance Fusion, a group of athletes who have two things in common: We are crazy enough to enjoy riding in Lesley's basement during the winter, and we all have big dreams for the coming season. We have some great sponsors who have offered us team discounts on things like helmets and nutrition.
I have been working with Lesley on a per-hour basis. She is the one who got me going with Training Peaks and set up an annual training plan for me. So far I have been making my own weekly plans (like last week's below), but at a silent auction recently, I bid on a reduced price on her monthly coaching, so the last three months before my big race, she will be working with me in a way that is more hands-on and directive.
Of course the reason I chose to work with Lesley is that she has been so generous already in sharing her expertise with the team, and I had a chance to see what she could do to help me improve as a triathlete. I have already doubled my training volume and am feeling better than ever, which makes me confident that I can have a great, injury-free season.
I'm looking forward to the coming season, and I'm prepared to be surprised by what I will achieve.