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PERIODIZATION

Cycle coaching is based on the principles of physical periodization. You progressively build fitness by gradually overreaching what your body can physically do, allowing sufficient recovery and rest, during which time your body will adapt to the higher training load it underwent. This occurs in recurring cycles. A classic example of a periodization program could go […]

GOAL SETTING

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Everyone has dreams. You wouldn’t be reading this page if there were not some athletic goal you want to achieve. Matson Cycle Coaching begins with conversations about your dream goals and how we can break them down into measurable, specific outcome-based goals and relevant performance-based goals An outcome goal might be a medal in a […]

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FIELD TESTS

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Some athletes enter a coaching program after considerable experience and they know exactly where their performance zones are. For example, if they have trained for and competed in time trials before, they probably have a good idea of their functional threshold power as measured in watts and/or their lactate threshold heart rate. When this is […]

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PERSONALIZED WORKOUTS

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The most tangible “product” involved in a coaching plan is the calendar of workouts a coach creates for an athlete. While generic workouts can be found in books and on the Internet, the most effective workout plans are individually tailored to you. They incorporate your goals, your schedule, and your present fitness so they are […]

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FEEDBACK & CONSULTATION

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While some coaching programs put limits on the time athletes can consult with coaches, or charge a higher fee for more consultation time, at Matson Cycle Coaching I want athletes to feel they can always contact me when they have a question or need to talk about a goal or a performance. As coach, I […]

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EVENT PREP & TACTICS

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How early should I arrive before my event? How much should I warm up? Should I go hard before the event or taper? Should I change wheels? Tires? Gears? What should I remember to pack in my equipment bag? What tools am I likely to need? Sometimes, though not difficult to answer, these are the […]

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SAFETY & NUTRITION

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When an athlete steps up his or her training through a coaching program, it is vital to follow fundamental rules for safety and health. For example, in one’s zeal to ride fast or set an new PR during a field test, one must never forget to follow the rules of the road and the laws […]

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