Evan has put in a lot of hard work this year and it has shown in his results where he has continued to drop time in his time trial and increase his power on the bike. It is interesting to note that riding faster and increasing wattage is an art. Going solely for wattage or solely for speed is where the coaching comes into fine tuning along with aerodynamics and flexibility. In the best of both worlds, a time trial result will have peak wattage and peak speed but this is usually only on the best occasions. From working with Evan it has been exciting to see how he has gotten faster and stronger and how he has become better and managing efforts solely for power and those for the fastest possible time against the clock. I have enjoyed coaching Evan as he is very meticulous and paid attention to each detail I gave and was very spot on when it came to hitting all the target goals I set for him.
Last Friday, I went out in person to see him at the legendary loop called Magnolia Plantation. I started training on this loop back in 2011 and as I got more and more into serious time trial training where I didn’t want to get disrupted, I opted to Magnolia Plantation. Consequently, as I began coaching in 2015, this has been the go to neighborhood for clients setting all time power records from 5’ to 60’. It is a 2.3 mile loop where you will see an abundance of friendly deer as you crush efforts non stop as there is only one stop sign that you can roll through going clockwise.
For Evan’s test, I set him up with a target range where he was mathematically guaranteed a record on the low end target and on the high end target, he would raise the bar one step higher and sure enough he went for it and got it!🏆 The conditions were perfect with 67 degrees and sunshine and just as I remember knocking this effort out with my coach in 2013 getting my record, Evan got his record today getting 362 watts for the 20:00. It was the perfect way to cap the 2020 season concluding the month of October with his all time record. After some rest and a bigger base foundation over the next 2-3 months, it will be exciting what 2021 will look like! Congratulations Evan!🏆🎉