For several years I have had the desire to complete a multi day long distance ride.  I have always felt that my interests were more towards endurance riding than racing.  After some health setbacks in the last couple of years, the stars finally aligned and I picked a ride.  This ride was no small goal for me, it included about 400 miles and almost 30,000 feet of climbing at altitude over 6 days.

I talked with Coach Shayne about helping me prepare for this event. He had some great ideas and so we worked together to get prepared for the big week.  My goal was to not just finish, but finish strong.

Coach Shayne’s workout plans, encouragement, and an appropriate amount of pushing was instrumental in my completion of the ride.  He tailored the workouts to meet my schedule and he was always available to provide advice and the encouragement that is needed when things seem to not be going well.  I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone, especially, someone that is just looking to get started or has a specific event in mind.  I was very impressed with his knowledge and ability to help me meet my goals.

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.