Coaching programs provide daily training goals, strength and conditioning guidance, valuable daily and weekly feedback, motivation, and yearly direction from a coach. Listed below are the main aspects of a coaching program.

The Program


Programs are provided daily via Trainingpeaks.com. Each program is tailored to the individual, to push individual limits at any level. Pre written programs are never used. Training programs are posted each week and include daily workouts and notes. In order to get the most out of a coaching program, it is recommended to have a device that can upload training files. Workouts can be uploaded to Training Peaks with a device such as a Garmin, Wahoo, Apple watch, Polar, or any type of power meter.


Nightly emails of your workouts are included for easy view, and to keep you on track.


The Coach


A coach is responsible for creating a detailed training program, individualized to your specific goals, skill level, and lifestyle. Training files can be uploaded for your coach to view and comment. Your coach reviews heart rates, power, pace, and other stats for each workout, including the notes on how you felt. Comparing your workout file and notes to the daily goal allows your coach to gain a very detailed view of your training day. Through this process, your coach will know exactly where you are at in training, how much training you can handle to push your limits, and when it is time to rest and recover.




Communication starts with the program, but also includes daily and weekly email communication, phone calls to discuss training in more detail and gain valuable feedback, and text messages for instant advice and feedback. Communication between the coach and athlete is the foundation for any coaching program. Weekly communication will keep you very focused, provide a great deal of motivation, and keep you on track to reach your goals.



If you would like to learn more about coaching programs, contact Head cycling and Endurance Coach, Mike Schultz at schultz@highlandtraining.net or 814-289-6620.