My season started out with promise in February. It quickly went awry starting with Snelling, where I DNF’d due to back pain that would always start around mile 30 of a road race. From there, it went downhill pretty rapidly and continued doing so until a thoroughly awful weekend at the Chico Stage race, where my back problems really hampered me. After Chico, I decided that training harder wouldn’t fix the issue. I needed to get some help.<
I had a connection to Julie through my current club/team (Silver Sage is a sponsor). She changed my bike fit and
Through two 8-week training camps, Julie taught me some huge improvements in my pedal strokes, as well. That change, along with a wider variety of interval workouts, caused an overall improvement in my riding/racing that resulted in several podium finishes in the last half of the season. The changes also made it possible for me to be more aggressive in my race tactics because I’ve been more confident in my physical ability.She’s been an incredible sounding board for all my ups and downs this season, even though she probably didn’t have to do that. Her support and knowledge was the major reason I was able to turn my season around and start having FUN again.