What was your biggest concern before hiring SuperFly? I had never before done 1:1 coaching. I had tried a monthly service that was generic and did not meet my needs. My biggest concern was the market saturation with so many coaches and different levels of experience and the feeling that people were just trying to supplement their racing habit by coaching without really knowing how to coach. Many people are charging market value without really bringing experience or expertise to the table. Buyer beware...
What did you find as a result? Superfly training programs brought a different type of intensity to training. Short work-outs were incredibly challenging but doable. Longer work-outs still had variety with technique work, drills, and various sets that made time go by more quickly than just going for long rides. I was able to focus on 1-day at a time and not think about what I needed to do. I'm not going to lie - some workouts on paper were very intimidating - but I surprised myself by the ability to complete them. Ultimately, this built trust that I could do what was provided and I continue to set PR after PR. Officially a Boston Qualifier and Kona Qualifier now!
Who is your coach? Adam Zucco
What distances do you race? 70.3/140.6
What level of experience do you consider yourself? Moderate
Anything else you would like to add? I'm incredibly busy and have very limited time. Not thinking about what to do and reviewing workouts a couple days to a week in advance is a significant stress reliever - it enables me to live in the present and that mindfulness helps me do my best in any given moment. Life happens, and there are days I need to skip, change, or shorten. But over time, you develop an understanding on the intent and prioritization of efforts.
Good coaches will be honest and help you realize untapped potential or bring you back down to reality if overzealous. They'll encourage you to toe the line with the BEST ATHLETES AROUND - as competing with the BEST makes you BETTER. There is something to learn from every experience, no matter how successful or heartbreaking it is.