-The A group, the fast ones on the Saturday ride.

-A sub 5 hour century.  

These were my goals and they had eluded me for years because, I now see, I didn’t really have a plan for achieving them.  I began working with Coach Shayne Gaffney in January of 2015 through his Pure Power (P2) classes looking to finally crack them.  I came away from the P2 class seeing a remarkable increase in both my power and confidence.  Recognizing the clear benefits structured training had for me, I asked Coach Shayne to coach me through the rest of the 2015 season and I began to consider racing.  Having never raced before I was incredibly nervous.  But working with Coach Shayne only continued to improve those two facets and as I approached the first race of the season at Mt. Blue, I knew I was ready.  Through the season as my confidence and ability grew, each race became more fun than the last.

Thanks to Coach Shayne being so generous with his time and knowledge, I achieved my original goals, grew to set new ones and achieved those as well.  There is only one way to say this and that is that 2015 was the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike.

About the Author Shayne Gaffney

Shayne holds a bachelors degree in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care, is a USA Cycling Level 1 (expert level) Certified Coach, a level 2 certified Training Peaks coach, a USA Cycling certified power based training coach, USA Olympic Committee Safe Sport Certified, and a licensed physical therapist assistant. He is also the creator of Zwift's "Build Me Up" Flexible Training Plan. He can be contacted directly via info@gaffneycyclingcoaching.com for any cycling or training related questions.