FINISH WHAT YOU START WITH A CUSTOM TRAINING PLAN FROM RLP
In 2019 I followed my own training plan to prepare for the 100. Having just completed the P2P Crusher a few months earlier, I felt fairly confident. [SO naive]
I missed the Jackson Park cut off by 38 min. I learned a lot from that experience and it fueled the fire of unfinished business.
Step one for 2020: purchase a Marji plan
I started the general “Finisher” Marji plan, then Covid happened. Completed the Polar Roll and went on to Fist that summer. I used parts of Rob’s plan to help me prepare for these events.
The opportunity for Project Adventrus presented itself.
AFI: prepare yourself in every way possible to complete the goal
Step one for PA: hire a coach
I knew Rob was training Todd for PA, so it was an obvious choice.
I met with Rob via Zoom and learned so much about endurance training in one visit. I immediately felt confident in his ability to prepare my body to bike around the UP on gravel, sand, road, etc.
PA was a success. I felt back to my normal self in 3 days.
Rob knew Marji was my “A” race all along. He recovered me after PA and I felt ready to begin Marji training 2 weeks after finishing PA. Biking and training started to lose its luster after a while. Rob offered to help me from a sports psychology standpoint, though I was able to get myself out of the funk and continue on plan. He knew, all along, my goal was to finish Marji and he prepared my body to do just that. I finished in 23:50. This time, by no means reflects Rob’s coaching. My body could have done it faster. My mind kept my body and bike safe, choosing not to ride technical downhills in the dark. I felt back to my normal self in 1.5 days.
Rob is an incredible coach. He provides feedback each week, adjusts your plan if needed (for both body response and life events), responds to emails quickly, is open to providing sports psychology support, and educates you along the way. You put in the work and he will bring you to your green dot. I look forward to working with him again! – Kelsy Kellerman
Pro tip: don’t buy a plan before you have a race entry confirmed, Rob is not able to offer refunds. TrainingPeaks is own their marketplace, he is allowed to use it as an accredited coach, but they handle all the billing. Their refund policy is HERE
should anyone wish to read it.