Mike Durner

About Me

I have been a full time professional coach for 10 years and have been involved in endurance sports for since 1990.  In the mid 1990’s I competed as an elite amateur mountain bike racer.  I earned a BA in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and a MS in Exercise Physiology from Kansas State University.  Between periods of education, I served as an officer in the U.S. Army for four and a half years.  With five years of work at CTS followed by five years as a National Team coach for U.S. Paralympic Cycling I bring a very broad and extensive experience back to CTS.  Riding my bike is still a very important part of  my life and given the choice, I would prefer to be riding on dirt.   While at home, I enjoy fly fishing, cooking and spending time with my wife and our son.


I believe in coaching the whole athlete and that means more than training programs and analyzing data from those programs.  In order to help athletes succeed I take the time to get to know them as an athlete and a person.  I need to understand how life and training interact differently for each athlete and help them balance that interaction.  My broad coaching experience means that I have the potential to help a wide variety of athletes; cyclists (road, mountain, cross, track), triathletes, runners, motorsports, and even team sports improve and succeed.


As a CTS Coach, I excel at personal coaching, training camps, private camps, race strategy (including warm up, pre hydration/nutrition), race day support crew for any endurance sport as well as motorsports.  I am also skilled in LT/VO2 testing, bike fit and conditioning for team sports and climbing.

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Residence: Colorado Springs, CO

Certifications: USAC Level 1, USAT level 2, NSCA CSCS

Coaching Level:

  • Pro

Sports Coached:

  • Endurance Sports
  • Military Special Forces
  • MTB
  • Multisport
  • Road Cycling
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Swimming
  • Track Cycling
  • Triathlon
  • Ultra Racing

Coaching Packages:

  • Platinum
  • Premium
  • Ultimate
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