Investing in your own training is the most effective way of improving performance. Richard has a range of plans to suit all athletes, and every single plan is always built around you the individual, taking into account all the elements of your lifestyle in order to maximise your return on the time spent training.
Richard works with GPM10 to run a training camp in March each year. The camp takes place in Mallorca, which most people agree is an amazing place to ride – it’s no coincidence that many pro teams also have their training camps there. Richard works hard to ensure that everything on the training camp is taken care of – where you ride, which day you ride there and how hard the ride is. All this is done with one simple objective – you return from the camp fitter and stronger than you went. Between Richard and the team at GPM10, everything is sorted before you arrive – you just turn up, swing your leg over the bike and away you go!
Having goals and targets is a very important part of most peoples’ training. It’s advantageous to have a fitness test carried out for various reasons…it can give you an immediate snapshot of where you are in terms of your fitness, and a repeat test can then be used to assess how your training has gone over a given period. If you are being coached by Richard then a fitness test will directly inform the training sessions that you do subsequently, so it provides a way of ensuring you’re not working too easy or hard on your training rides.