From G.H. in Denver, CO:
Last winter, I decided that I wanted to be in better shape by the time mountain biking season rolled around. I realized that I had been saying that for several seasons, so I figured I needed a goal to work toward and chose a huge one (for me anyway). I've never competed before or done any endurance training, so I had no idea how to get there (or if it would even be possible for me).
Of course, Talitha has been instrumental in creating a plan for me and getting me to where I need to be for my event. But what has been the most surprising and wonderful and beneficial is having her support and care in my training. For me, it's not so much about accountability (although that does help!), but having someone who is experienced and knowledgeable who also has a sincere interest and enthusiasm in supporting my goal as well as my overall well-being is invaluable, priceless really.
There's a huge difference between someone being supportive (like a family member, which is also helpful of course) and someone who is actively working with you to help you meet your goal, who listens and interprets what you're saying through the lens of experience, and who is also constantly evaluating and reevaluating what is best for your training and your well-being. I have benefited so much more than I expected or even thought possible from Talitha's coaching.
From S.S. in Harrisonburg, VA:
I thought training would be too much work and no fun, but with Talitha's coaching, I learned how to make it fun!
From T.F. in Littleton, CO:
My main goal for having Talitha coach me was so that I could get in better shape this biking season. I wanted to enjoy group rides without suffering up long hill climbs, and always being the last one at the junctions. Even though I don't have a lot of time to train because of full-time work and kids, just having Talitha's reminders on my calendar, her workout and nutrition suggestions got me motivated to get out there, despite how tired I felt at the end of the workday. She is a good listener and pays attention to all your body's ailments and strengths on and off the bike. So, already I have done the 24 mile big loop at Buffalo Creek, whereas normally, I would not be able to do that until end of the season. I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer and fall, with having more endurance!
From Mikaela Lodl in San Diego, CA:
As I first began biking I quickly realized that I would need someone to show me the ropes, especially if I was to follow my intention of racing. I had minimal skills or experience and little direction but lots of energy. Talitha helped me to direct this in a productive way, from skill acquisition, to nutrition on and off the bike and general training. Most of these things have become habit now and when I reflect on the origin it is in large part from Talitha's coaching. If you are looking for a coach who is vested in your outcome, makes sure you're having fun, and always sure to make you laugh, look no further.