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Charlie , with humor but firmness, gets me to ride out of my comfort zone. He understands which of my systems need to be worked on and prescribes good workouts
In all of my years of sports, I haven’t encountered another coach quite like Jason Koop – he is the real deal. Koop is extremely knowledgable and passionate about the sport and his work. Perhaps more importantly, he believes in me when I don’t believe in myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have him as my coach.
Working with Dave has expanded my expectations of the results of working with a coach. I expected to fundamentally be faster and have better endurance, what I did not expect is all the other areas that developed with the work such as on bike strength and agility, confidence (and calmness) in navigating unexpected situations approaching lengthy rides and difficult courses/terrain along with transforming my mental approach to a workout or race.
Through Dave’s guidance rather than participating in athletics, today I consider myself an endurance athlete
He has given me a training plan and held me accountable. He always comments on my training and gives me suggestions. I had no expectations on how much I would improve but knew if there was no one pushing me then I would not ride in the hot humid conditions here in Atlanta. For that reason, this has been a great approach and I hope to gain more insights into training and the use of a power meter in training.
Understanding my limits and pushing me towards them and understands how to get me there! Truly understand how to train a cyclist!
After several years of piecing together running information from the internet, I made the jump and hired a coach. No regrets. Custom training plans based on my race goals and schedule. Weekly phone calls that give me answers to my big and small questions. Lots of encouragement.
Great coaches, good value. Have worked with several through the years and enjoyed coaching relationship with each of them.
Working with Matthew has been great. He is accessible and responsive. He challenges me and is still very understanding that “life happens”. I’m very happy that I’m working with Matthew and look forward to the future training, goals, and events with his help.
The accountability has really helped, in addition to his wealth of knowledge. He’s very motivating and super helpful when we need to adapt.
Reid is engaging , positive and flexible. I have been riding for approx 25 years and Reid has been excellent at understanding my lack of technology skills and my old school training habits. It has been extremely easy to create our plan of course but also to change midstream if needed. Great experience.
I am trying Reid’s patience with electronics. We really haven’t progressed past getting TP & Garmin working. Hoping I am past that.
I am working the plans Reid has sent.
I do travel a bit which has also been a challenge also.
Feeling some benefit. Not as such value as I thought possible. Again it’s dealing with electronic hop up w/TP. Spending vast majority trying to figure out what isn’t happening electronically. Again I think we have a path that is working….not really sure yet
Began working with Maddison at the Select Training level on October 1, 2020, after two seasons with a local coach. I’m a 60-year old male, who began cycling in 2015, and hadn’t been on a bike since childhood. Maddison provides a very organized and tactical training approach, and understands the science of challenging athletes to fit their body’s ability to adapt through training stress loads and recovery. Maddison is very effective with our weekly training call and helps me logically understand training plans and gravel-race strategies, and has guided me through Field and INSCYD testing, and the quantified metrics. After 10-months, Maddison has helped me achieve a 20w increase in Field Test power (+8%), 27w FTP increase (+11%), 36w, 90-minute power increase (+18%), 24w, 60-minute power (+12%), and 48w, 20-minute power increase (+20%). I’ve signed up in advance for another year with Coach Maddison, and am excited for additive challenge, adaptation, and improvement!
Works with me to help me become and stronger runner. Knows when to push, when to back off. Uses science and research in formulating a plan and a response. Also is tuned into the emotional aspect of life. She is an amazing athlete herself which is a huge plus.
Jason is very mellow and easy to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable as a coach and he continually pushes me to reach new heights in my training. My power has improved dramatically since I began working with CTS, and Jason. Jason has pushed me in the best training blocks to prepare me for my races, and my success in these races is largely due to his exact training, that dials me in. Jason has done wonders for my cycling and is a fantastic representation of Carmichael Training.
Working with Corrine has helped me to have a more balanced and healthful approach to running and goal-setting. She understands my emotions after both good and bad performances and helps me manage them to set healthy goals to work toward next. I’ve done some of the best long runs and workouts of my life with Corrine’s guidance and she has kept me honest about recovery and periodicity, which has kept me completely healthy!
She’s also very easy to communicate with and I enjoy using TrainingPeaks to plan/track my training.
Tracey has increased my OVERALL HEALTH. That is mental, physical, and overall health. My goals of getting faster, and improving group riding skills, have improved. She is more than that, as she really is interested in me as a HEALTHY PERSON! She has communicated with my Physical Trainer in order to stay in “sync” in what we are trying to accomplish in “different blocks”. She is very encouraging,, knowledgeable, and goal oriented as far as having “fun bicycle goals” like traveling and trying other bicycle activities. . I feel VERY LUCKY to have her as a Coach.
Jeanna has been great! She is very thorough, always taking the time to explain everything. She follows up during the week and always touches base with me prior to and after an event. She is definitely in my corner.
He has been very good about giving me detailed information on what to do and what to expect, and we have had some very good improvements over the years. Also he has a very good understanding about all aspects of training which helps greatly, highly recommend him!
Andy and I started working together in 2007 when I was at a low level of performance, slightly above a recreational cyclist level. He has turned me into an international masters level cyclist. We are still together. I could not be at this level without him.
So far, things have been a bit slow due to an injury but I am expecting them to start picking up soon.
Patrick has been great throughout this injury. When I first signed up I was thinking it was something minor we can get through then focus on improving fitness. It turned out to be a more serious injury that I am finally starting to come out of. During this process, Patrick has helped me stay active within the constraints of my injury. This also included leveraging his PT expertise to help me with my rehab.
Now that I am starting to get into the position of being able to run again, I am looking forward to Patrick helping me meet and exceed my goals.