The year has officially kicked off, having just finished our EF Education-Nippo start of season training camp. And while my mind was fully set on training and the year ahead, I thought it would be great to dive into some insights with one of our team Performance Directors, Nate Wilson.
Nate is an ex-rider himself and worked through various levels of USA cycling before joining EF Nippo as an Intern, then moving up to become a Trainer on the team. Nate is a young guy – younger than some of the athletes he coaches – and he’s raced at a good amateur level himself so I was really interested to know if there are any differences between coaching a keen amateur who wants to get the best out of themselves and a professional cyclist whose living depends on their performance.
We dive into his role in the team, motivation & psychology and their link to performance and I ask some questions about the changing training landscape.
This was great insight for me and made me think about my own training and relationship with my coach as well, so I hope that you take something away from it no matter what level of riding you do.
Don’t forget to stay tuned for Talking Luft with Nate next week on the Life in the Peloton channel.
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