Tour de Suisse 2019 Sketches – Part 1

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Now that our short trip to sunny Egypt has ended and May is coming to a close, the start of my Tour de Suisse 2019 is only two months away.

Although I’m back to a regular – much less intense destructive than in 2018 – training routine, I’m still a long way from anything near my ‘normal’ form.

On average, my power numbers are 30 Watts lower than they used to be before my injuries forced me to take a 3-month break.

With the help of Pav from Direct Power Coaching, or Spokes Fit as they are now rebranded, I successfully rebooted, following two training plans.

During that reboot, I reconnected with Xert and I’m now using their ‘adaptive training advisor’ to get me further back on track. I’ll try and write a post on Xert in the near future.

Anyway, the apartments for the Tour de Suisse have been booked, Chesa Bellaval in Silvaplana and Casa Nacla in Sedrun/Surrein.

Both apartments are chosen based on their strategic location, while still staying within a more or less ‘sane’ budget for the tour.

From either place, a score of cols is available for me to break my legs on…

In this post, I’m covering part 1, the week in Silvaplana.

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Direct Power Coaching

DPC LogoA while back, I came across Direct Power Coaching.

This is a group of cycling & triathlon coaches, headed by Pav Bryan.

They offer what they call ‘Truly Personal Coaching’, so no standard copy-paste plans, but plans tailored to your needs or goals.

With ‘money back guarantee’ if you do not improve, so upfront there should not be any reason not to plunge into the deep, if this is your first ever experience with this type of coaching.

As it is for me – I’m not worried about the money, so that’s not an issue, but I’ve never been coached on a (near) personal level.

But, I think I could do with some help…

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