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Do you want to ride your first century? Or become more comfortable and confident riding out on the road? Do you want to compete in a triathlon? Or need help achieving your race goals? Or how about gaining confidence and skills riding your mountain bike?

Breakaway Coaching provides coaching and consultation services, classes and products for recreational and competitive runners, triathletes or cyclists. We work with athletes who want to race and also those who want to participate in these sports as part of an active and healthy lifestyle, regardless of your age, fitness, and experience. I work with kids too. 

I strive to help you reach your athletic / exercise goals safely by helping you become a functional and durable athlete. And we do this by keeping your training balanced within the context of your family and work life. We're cautious of not subjecting the body (and mind) to unnecessary wear and tear. We want you to have a long and prosperous career in the activities you enjoy.

 
 

Monthly Coaching

Custom Monthly Coaching provides training schedules for runners, cyclists and triathletes that are specifically designed for each athlete depending on their goals, experience, commitments and responsibilities outside of their training and racing. 

 

Coaching programs take a balanced and periodized approach that incorporates physical conditioning, functional strength training, stretching, taper and recovery plans. They help athletes take their fitness and racing to the next level in a safe and functional way, to set realistic athletic goals and to find a healthy balance between family, work and play

How does Custom Coaching work?
Once you decide you want to move forward with coaching,  I will ask you to fill out a questionnaire. Then we arrange to 'meet' (in-person or over the phone) to go over your experience, injuries, time available to train, equipment, short term and long term event goals, athletic strengths / weaknesses, etc. Then we pick a start date.  I will write your detailed monthly workout schedules and deliver them via email to you the Friday before the first Monday of the month.  

There is a 3 month commitment for monthly coaching.

Training Consultation 

Consultation Sessions offer guidance to athletes who want to self-coach. We can meet in-person or over the phone to go over any number of topics you need help with (such as goal setting, annual planning, race scheduling, specific workouts, heart rate zones, fueling / nutrition, stretching, functional strength training, equipment selection, triathlon transitions, menu planning, etc.)

One-on-One Sessions

Cycling Basics: 
Individual lessons to help get you rolling on 2 wheels including use of clipless pedals, rules of the road, commuting, etc. 

Road Cycling Skills: 
An out-on-the-road bike session to help build skills and confidence. Sessions can cover the basics of cornering, descending, climbing and drafting on a road bike. 

Cycling Pedaling Efficiency: 
Lots of  pedaling drills to learn about  pedaling efficiency, bike fit, body alignment, muscle recruitment and body awareness on the bike. 

Beginning Cyclocross Racing: 
This session covers the basics of cyclocross racing (dismounting, barriers, re-mounting, off-camber riding, run-ups, etc.) 

Beginner Mountain Biking: 
Mountain biking fundamentals such as body position, braking, cornering, climbing, descending, trail etiquette, etc.

Functional Strength Training: 
Individualized functional strength training programs to help keep you strong and healthy. 

Stretching / Yoga: 
Individualized yoga/stretching sessions that are specifically designed for you. They will take into account the activities you do and help with alignment and muscular imbalances.

Guided Bike Rides: 
Guided bike ride services in Portland and Hood River area for road rides, gravel road rides and mountain bike rides. Rates Vary. 

Clean Eating: 
Help transition to a clean whole foods lifestyle by cutting out processed foods and cutting down on sugar and refined carbs. 

 
 

This is different than a spin class. You ride your own bike on a stationary trainer. These classes are a great way to get out of the cold and rain to work on your fitness and pedaling technique.

The class is appropriate for all levels of skill and fitness. You will get lots of teaching points to help develop good habits. Past participants have ranged in ability from Cat 1 competitive cyclist to first time bike owners, elite triathletes to novice triathletes. All are welcome.

 

Session 1: Drills and Pedaling Efficiency

These classes start with an off-the-bike warm-up routine and end with an off-the-bike cool down routine. They follow ADAPT's principles of helping the body restore, develop and maintain a balanced muscular and skeletal system.

On the bike: Class will include the following:

  • A thorough warm-up

  • Specific drills to improve pedaling efficiency and leg speed

  • Introduce interval training in a safe and fun small group environment.

  • Reinforce body awareness and alignment on the bike

  • A cool-down

  • Good training practices / habits to help maintain a functional athlete

When Class 1: 6pm-7:30pm Tue Oct 15- Dec 17, 2019

When Class 2: 8:30am-10am Fri Oct 18 - Dec 20, 2019
Where: Cascade Bikes, Tigard, OR. 

 

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Indoor Cycling Session 2

(Jan-Mar, 2020)

This is different than a spin class. You ride your own bike on a stationary trainer. These classes are a great way to get out of the cold and rain to work on your fitness and pedaling technique.

The class is appropriate for all levels of skill and fitness. You will get lots of teaching points to help develop good habits. Past participants have ranged in ability from Cat 1 competitive cyclist to first time bike owners, elite triathletes to novice triathletes. All are welcome.

Session 2: Interval Training

These classes start with an off-the-bike warm-up routine and end with an off-the-bike cool down routine. They follow ADAPT's principles of helping the body restore, develop and maintain a balanced muscular and skeletal system.

On the bike: Class will include the following:

  • A thorough warm-up including pedaling efficiency drill

  • Each week we will focus on a different aspect of fitness: power, force, lactate tolerance, endurance, etc. including HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

  • Reinforce body awareness and alignment on the bike

  • A cool-down

  • Good training practices / habits to help maintain a functional athlete
     

  • When Class 1: 6pm-7:30pm Tue Jan - Mar, 2020

  • When Class 2: 8:30am-10am Fri Jan - Mar, 2020
    Where: Cascade Bikes, Tigard, OR. 

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Indoor Cycling Session 1

(Oct 15-Dec 17th, 2019)