Coaching Services

Background

Racing friends round the block when a kid ignited a lifelong love of all things cycling for me. After joining my local cycling club, I raced on the road before my racing career was cut short by health issues. I gave up competitive cycling for a while, but continued to ride to a high level and when the newly invented sport of mountain biking came along, I quickly transferred over to riding on the dirt, travelling far and wide in search of the perfect trail.

Since becoming a family man, I returned to racing road bikes, and following a move to the Pasadena area, I took advantage of the mild, dry winters to race cyclocross.

I’m passionate about the sport of cycling and share that passion with others through being a Certified USAC Cycling Coach and Vice President and Race Director of PAA Cycling Club.

Services

I offer the following services:

Individual Coaching

I offer individual coaching for riders on a month to month basis.  Riders can chose from one of two levels of coach/athlete interaction or I can develop a custom plan just for you. I work with athletes using both power and heart rate using a variety of tools including Training Peaks and Strava.

Group Training

I specialize in group training of riders for road, cyclocross or mountain biking.  I’ve worked with groups of up to 40 riders but I have found 8-15 tends to work best.  I have a repository of sessions that can be run “as is” or sessions can be tailor made to meet the specific needs of the group.  Sessions can be skills based or fitness (workout) based or a combination of both.  A few examples of sessions run previously include:

  • Group riding
  • Pacelines
  • Sprinting
  • Threshold tests
  • Time trial training
  • Race simulations
  • Barriers (cyclocross)
  • Drop off’s (mountain bike)
  • Line choice (cyclocross/mountain)
  • Cornering (road/mountain/cross)

This is not an exhaustive list, but just a few of the sessions I have run.  Video analysis can be used to augment on the bike sessions.

Goal Focused Coaching

In addition to individual one to one monthly training programs for individual clients, I also offer short term plans for a specific goal or event.  I also offer individual sessions to review/work on specific aspects a rider feels they need help with.

Examples include:

  • Specific workouts aimed at improving key areas.
  • Specific technical skills training.
  • Goal Setting.
  • Mental skills training.
  • Nutrition.
  • Bike Fit.
  • Shoe/Cleat fitting/set up.

Other Information

In addition to USAC Coaching certification I have continuing education credits in the following areas:

  • Environmental physiology
  • Beginner racer training
  • Mental training
  • Season planning and peaking
  • Cyclocross training
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Training and racing with power

Nick Humby, 2016

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