THB Coaching caters predominantly for serious racing cyclists who want to achieve at the highest level of their ability. Our team includes:
> David Sturt, a former professional cyclist and Cycling Australia certified coach with over 10 years of elite coaching experience, Multiple Tour of Bright winner
> Lisa Hanley, Womens A Grade Victorian Road Series Champion in 2013 and 2014, ToB Womens B GC, KOM and Sprint in 2012, Track titles in both elite and masters level
> Harry Hanley, Masters National Road title holder and a scientist with a PhD in precision measurement and who has a deep understanding of power analysis and cycling aerodynamics.
THB Coaching is power based. Our coaches use the RiderMetrics software to monitor and review:> training and racing data,
Programs are delivered from the coach to athlete through the RiderMetrics software. Not only that, the anticipated training load is incorporated into the future training calendar. Using the predicted 6 week, 1 week and training balance curves, we are able to better manage a training program so that you peak for your main races. Use of the predictive 6 week training load allows us to precisely manage additional training volume so as to induce a training effect without overtaxing the athlete. We strive not to go on feel alone but incorporate analysis of the athletes actual physiological response in managing training load and rest.
A power measurement device is required - Stages, Quarq cranks, SRM, Powertap, etc. We can offer short term hire of a Powertap training wheel to get you started if necessary (subject to availability)
What we can offer you:> Personalised training program catering to your preferences and commitments
Options for coaching programs You can choose the level of coaching that suits your individual needs.
Option 1 – fully remote program including power analysis and feedback You will receive a personalised training program based on your training and racing goals. As training data is gathered via your power meter it will be analysed and feedback provided. We also regularly review training load to ensure fatigue is within realistic limits. Everybody reacts differently to training and this is incorporated into your training plan once your adaptations are determined.
Option 2 – individual program incorporating group sessions. Melbourne based cyclists benefit greatly from the joint sessions we run several times a week. The motivation that comes from training regularly with a group of similarly focussed athletes is of great benefit. We usually finish a session at a local cafe, carefully selected for its quality of coffee.
Option 3 – individual program plus one-on-one coaching In addition to an individualised program, we also offer one-on-one sessions with our team. This may be on the road or track as required.