Paceline Podcast 169

Paceline Podcast 169

This week Selene takes on the subject of finding a coach specifically for mountain biking. What should you look for? Coaches aren’t all the same and it’s important to find the right coach for you. Selene breaks down some of the considerations, as well as some of the answers.

We talk about flow states with some regularity here on the Paceline. Because it’s been a while since we’ve discussed the nitty and/or gritty about flow, Patrick breaks down the elements, explains why it is such an intense experience as well as offering a few tricks to help you reach flow more easily.



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  1. Steve Pavlovic

    I have had a similar experience with my current coach this past spring in a local XC race. Let me begin by saying I am old, 63, I am tall 6’3″ and not the lightest person at 180 (about 10 lbs more than I’d prefer). So in the 3rd hour of the race going up a fairly steep climb, I let a young lady go by, the next thing I hear is a voice behind me telling me to get on that wheel, push it … I tried but quickly blew up and had to back off. It was my coach who had come up behind me and was yelling at me … Kind of messed me up.

    So, Selene, do you still coach? Are you available?

    1. Selene Yeager

      Steve, yep, that’s pretty much what I was talking about…some riders might actually like that kind of coaching. I would hate it. I do very little one on one coaching; just don’t have the bandwidth for it! I do hope you find a good fit. The right coach is a great thing. But it’s like anything, it takes some trial and error sometimes.

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