Why Forward Momentum Coaching?
Here are a few reasons…
Road or Mountain Bike
I coach athletes in both disciplines. Everything from Cyclocross and Crits, to XC Mountain and 24hr Solos. Omniums, Stage Races, Time Trials, Road Races, Hill Climbs, Team TT, Triathlon (Bike only), 100 Milers, you name it and I’ve coached it.
I’ve analyzed approximately 100,000 athlete files, nearly all of them wattage based. There’s not too much I haven’t seen over the years. Sifting through the details and seeing the trends is my specialty.
Guesswork isn’t an option. Observing metrics every day allows me to stay science-based, correcting training loads on an as need basis. Metrics, they work.
I improve every single athlete I coach. Week after week, and month after month… you will see constant improvements. Not only on the bike, but also in your day to day life.
Optimal on Race Day
Fully prepared on the start line is no easy task. I will help streamline your path forward and answers all your questions along the way. Do it the right way.
Fact: Competitive athletes like the podium. My coaching track record shows countless athletes racing to Regional and National Championship wins in all categories of racing.
“Coach Shaun Taylor has helped me to stretch the limits of my strength and endurance, and with his coaching I have been able to elevate my game to new heights. Daniel Coyle wrote about Hotbeds of talent in his book the Talent Code. In my opinion Forward Momentum Coaching is the talent hotbed for Endurance Mountain Bike racing. Shaun’s experience in racing 24hrs Solo’s is impressive to say the least. His coaching is directly responsible for my 1st place finish in the Under 40 Men’s Solo category at the 2014 24hrs of Adrenaline.” Ryan G.
And year after year I’ve learned how to do it smarter and more efficiently. Now that I’m in my 50’s, I have to be even smarter in all aspects of my training, managing workloads and recovery is critical.
A lot of my races have been ultra-endurance MTB focused, with nearly 30 24hr Solo races to date. Throw in a pile of 6hr, 8hr and 12hr races, some Stage racing, and some XC racing as well. I’ve seen a few things along the way.
And I am a Coach
Training and racing has taught me a lot about coaching. Coaching a lot of athletes has taught me a ton about training and racing. Every week of the year I have an athlete racing somewhere in the world. It’s not uncommon for me to see twenty or thirty race files per week. Preparing athletes for that many races, and being exposed to hundreds of uploaded training files per week keeps my analysis skills sharp. It keeps me professional. I love training and racing. And I really love coaching.
Coaching Software Package
As one of my athletes you will get a free Premium TrainingPeaks account