Coaching, Altitude, Power:Weight w. Dean Golich [Best Of]

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1)  Education / Certifications / What do Different 
University of colarado
-> David Martin
-> worked with Usa cycling
Manage GT MTB 1990-2000
– Allison Dunlap world champ on sept 11 LINK TO STORY
Has been with CTS – 20 years
2) Olympics , tell us about that experience
-> USA road and MTB — Katerina Nash and Mara Abott
B) Any trends you noticed ? Cycling advanced, insecure or. Changing ( do what works ) 
– coach role around race – making too many changes too close to race !
– athlete confidence close to race
C) Surprised by a certain athlete or group of athletes as far as their ability/fitness/training techniques ? (i.e. Cupping!)
= Tim caufield – frauds
= basics are the key, confidence in the preparation
3) How do you handle the discussion of weight loss, body-composition and power:weight with athletes ? 
  – balanced diet
– Focus on getting more power
– support development
– Get help from nutritionist / psychologist if not making progress.
4) What makes an athlete last longer in a sport ? 
– resilience
– quote “why do we worry about being happy when stressed shape us”
– philosophy — changes???
– don’t rush thru stages / ‘get thru’ / not define you
5) Have you had athletes switch sports and succeed or find enjoyment in another ? 
   -> I.e Rebecca Rusch just did an interesting challenge after years of endurance mountain biking.
  * RR Kilimanjaro – dean helped with Kilimanjaro, prep for Altitude, simulate altitude demands of challenge , pacing off  off 78 percent spo2 which she felt
B) Basics altitude – watts not a perfect number 
   – link to dean altitude video
   – big tip = show up night before and really focus on pacing – 14 days to accumulate ideal
 – Rebecca Rusch – Why You need a coach 
-> before switch sports make sure there is a conclusion (fail of success )
-> katarina skiing before coming to cycling
6) How does the training for motocross differ from a mountain bikers ? What does a week look like during ‘off-season’ ?
– Motorcross – specificity + where fit race efforts and supplement strength / cross-train
 – heat training
B) nascar – heat training for fireproof in hot car
– using heat and altitude for altitude performance *some help if hot ?)
8) Quantify Training
– Trimps vs. TSS
  – How is it different than TSS ?
 – link to what is TSS **********
  – Performance Modeling Video with Dean –
  – Coggan –
  – hrTSS valid – adds to data pool

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